Sixth Form Curriculum

From September 2018, students in our Sixth Form will study a broad programme based around the new A-Levels with a range of complementary courses, designed to develop the skills valued and required by universities and employers. These include those set out by the World Economic Forum as being the top ten skills needed to thrive, such as complex problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, co-ordinating with others, emotional intelligence, and service orientation.

The course has been designed to allow the capability to meet the individual needs and interests of students, for example providing the opportunity for international students to improve their English in readiness for examinations and university entry. The programme of study has been developed to provide increased flexibility to suit individual girls’ needs while retaining the important and much valued elements of the School’s ethos.

We strongly believe that this combination, with a continued focus on challenge and the individual, will bring the best out of our girls, provide them with the best opportunities and enable us to strengthen our commitment to service and adventure.

The six key Programme elements are as follows:


Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Theory of Knowledge

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award or Service