"The outstanding range of interesting and stimulating extra curricular activities provide excellent opportunities for pupils to take initiative and extend their capabilities. Throughout the school the personal development of pupils is exceptional."

Independent Schools’ Inspectorate, 2010 (Girls’ Division)

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Science

The Science Department comprises three disciplines, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and it currently has fourteen members of teaching staff as well as six technicians.

All girls follow a broad and balanced science curriculum until the end of Year 11. Years 7-8 follow a scheme devised by the Department to be relevant and stimulating as well as a good preparation for GCSE. All pupils in Year 9 begin to study the three Separate Sciences for the AQA examination board; in Years 10 and 11 some pupils change to Science plus Additional Science whilst others continue with the three Separate Sciences.

The specifications followed give pupils the opportunity to acquire a systematic body of scientific knowledge, to develop experimental and investigative abilities as well as an understanding of the economic, ethical and social implications of the technological and environmental applications of science.

Extra-curricular activities include visits, entries in national competitions and Science Club whose members work towards external awards. Girls plant bowls of bulbs to display on windowsills in the Spring Term. During the rest of the year the Department supplies plants for the corridors from the greenhouse.

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Two students are placed 2nd and 3rd in the National Science Writing Competition

Two students are placed 2nd and 3rd in the National Science Writing Competition

Girls Division Science student Girls Division Science student