GSA Girls' Boarding & Day School 11–18

Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2RH

Tel: +44 (0)1483 810551

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Curriculum Summary

Year 7, 8 and 9 (Lower School) KS3

Core

English, Mathematics, Science, French, Spanish or Latin, ICT, PE, Art, Drama, DT, Geography, Food Technology, History, Music RS, Textiles, PSHEE

Options

EAL lessons for non-native English Speakers

Notes

  • Swimming is taken by all year 7, 8 and 9 girls for one term as part of the PE programme.
  • DT, Food Technology and Textiles Technology are taken in rotation.
  • All girls follow a Thinking and Learning Skills course which includes debating, philosophy, touch typing, library and research skills and study skills.
  • Careers Education and Citizenship are taught as part of PSHEE.

Year 10 and 11 (Upper School) GCSE

Core

English, English Literature, Mathematics (IGCSE), Science (3 separate sciences or combined course), French and/or Spanish or Latin, PE, PSHEE

Options

Art and Design, ICT, Drama, DT, Geography, Food Technology, History, second Modern Foreign Language, Music, PE, RS, Textiles, EAL for non-native English speakers (GCSE Options Booklet Here)

Notes

  • Careers Education is taught as part of PSHEE
  • The Junior Sports Leadership Award is offered
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver are also offered at KS4
  • Photography GCSE is offered as an after school club

Year 12 and 13 (Sixth Form) AS and A2

Core

PE, PSHEE (including Careers Education), Citizenship, Lecture Programme

Options

Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Drama & Theatre Studies, Economics, English Literature, French, Food Nutrition & Health, Further Mathematics, Geography, Government & Politics, History, History of Art, ICT, Mathematics, Music, Music Technology, Photography, Physical Education (PE), Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Textiles.

Notes

In Year 12 most students study four subjects, but some may choose to study 5. Normally this number is reduced to three A2s in year 13. Girls are also encouraged to participate in the Community Service programme and to take advantage of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Silver or Gold may be offered). In addition, the Extended Project Qualification is a popular option.