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Academic

Academic life is flourishing at College. Our teachers have a deep enthusiasm for their subjects and are committed to providing high-quality teaching which develops intellectually curious, self-motivated, enthusiastic young women with an enduring love of learning.

A benefit of being a large school is that girls can choose many subject areas, building a personalised timetable, and discussing options and alternatives with their tutors, who work closely with them in helping them make the right choices. Classes are small, and girls are encouraged to take an active part in lessons, challenging, debating and developing their point of view.

Until the age of 16, all girls study Maths, English, Science, at least one Modern Language, which can include Mandarin. In the Sixth Form girls can opt to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or A Levels. Those who follow the A Level route will normally take four AS levels in the first year (some take five) and then continue with three (or four) of these to A2 level in their final year. IB girls must choose six subjects from distinct curriculum areas, three at higher and three at standard level. They also study a core programme comprised of three elements: Theory of Knowledge, an Extended Essay and Creativity Action and Service.

Under the direction of The Principal, The Vice-Principal Academic and Departmental Heads, much care and attention is devoted to proper planning and resourcing of all our academic facilities. Regular, constructive feedback between teacher and pupil, in all aspects of work and play, is at the heart of our success in allowing each girl to realise her true potential.