The typical City girl has an extraordinary range of interests and a myriad of questions bubbling inside her head. Our curriculum seeks not only to answer some of these questions, but also to provoke more. All of our teachers are real enthusiasts who delight in going ‘off piste’ and in challenging their students to think for themselves. We expect our students to take nothing for granted, to work hard and to enjoy themselves.
The curriculum is broad-based and largely compulsory in Year 7, but more choice is introduced as students become older. Recent exciting innovations have come in the form of Thinking Skills, which is taught to all girls in Years 10 and 11 and which can lead to an AS qualification, and our own BITES (beliefs, ideas, themes) course for Year 10. The latter looks at biblical allusions in art and literature, Greek and Roman literature, art and architecture. We believe that everyone should have this core body of knowledge.
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