Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9), girls study a wide range of subjects to give them an experience in as many areas of study as possible in advance of making decisions ready for Key Stage 4. In Year 7, girls study Mathematics, English, French, Art, Drama, Geography, History, PE, RS, Music, DT, Food, Science, ICT and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). Girls complete on average one and a quarter hours’ homework per evening.  In Year 8, girls add a second modern language from either Spanish or German and also begin to study Latin and Engineering. Girls are placed in sets in Mathematics and in Modern Languages; they also begin to study the sciences separately. In Year 9, similar breadth and setting arrangements are provided as for Year 8. In order to provide the breadth of experience across the year, some subjects are studied for part of the year only. During the Spring term of Year 9, girls will make their choices for GCSEs.