Didcot Girls’ School is now a member of IRIS (The Institute for Research in Schools), which gives young people in member schools access to the world of real, cutting-edge science, by bringing university and industrial experts and kit into school laboratories, and helping students get involved with authentic scientific research. Thanks to ever more powerful technology, today's school students can access top level scientific data, collaborate with scientists around the globe, process information at lightning speed, develop innovative experimental ideas and contribute to scientific discovery. IRIS helps students and their teachers do this.
Institute of Physics
The Science Department at Didcot Girls' School has participated in a two year long research project committed to encouraging more girls to choose A level Physics. We are delighted to have received this recognition of our work - and also delighted that just over 50% of the students studying A level Physics in the Didcot Sixth Form College are girls!
DGS School Council is Highly Commended
The DGS School Council have been 'Highly Commended' in the Speaker's School Council Awards for 2016. The award recognised the achievement of the Councillors' 'Choices for Change' project.
The School Council wanted to implement some changes to the school environment that the majority of pupils agreed with, not just the school council members. They also wanted to tap into all pupils’ experiences of being a pupil.
The School Council therefore, for the last two years, have come up with a list of possible changes in school and then produced a video showing the location of these changes and explained the reasons for wanting change. They showed the videos in their year group assemblies and handed out ballot papers to all pupils before counting up the vote and then trying to implement the change which received the most votes.
International School Award 2015-2018
Didcot Girls' School is the only secondary school in Oxfordshire to have been awarded the International Schools Award for six consecutive periods. The Award was first gained in 1999 and renewed as a testimony to the international partnerships that DGS has across the whole school curriculum.