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High School For Girls

Believe, Achieve, Thrive

Invest Curriculum

 

The High School Sixth Form aims to provide a rich and varied curriculum suited to the individual needs of students such that they truly Discover, Flourish and Belong.  Academic excellence is a given, but being prepared for education and careers beyond the Sixth Form requires students to engage in activities beyond their chosen subjects.

 

Within our Sixth Form students engage in the INVEST curriculum. Named by our student body to reflect the investment students make in their futures, the programme is designed to enable students to engage with a wider interest throughout Years 11 to 12. 

 

Students opt to explore one of six options, thus developing valuable skills and interests beyond the academic qualifications on offer. Students who go on to achieve greatest success are those who have embraced opportunities beyond the classroom, who value new experiences and take on new challenges.

 

The five options are as follows:

Work Experience

Students are able to opt for a regular weekly work experience placement as an INVEST option.  This is a unique opportunity for students to experiencethe world of work, currently over 50% of students pursue the work experience opportunity.  Students are encouraged to source their own placements or use our extensive directory of previous employers.  This work experience option is an ideal opportunity to gain valuable experience and skills to make a decision about Post 18 progression.

All students will undertake a week of work experience in Term 6 in addition to the INVEST offer.

Italian

A beginners' course aimed at achieving basic GCSE Level. Topics include 'Myself and Family', 'Free Time' and 'Work and Education'.

Sports Leadership

Students will learn leadership and officiating skills whilst working with a variety of different students from local primary schools.

The Arts Award

This award will enable students to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through setting personal challenges in an art form of their choice - from fashion to film making, pottery to poetry.

Photography

Students will develop a number of skills from the basics of photography through to lighting, portraiture, still life, fashion photography and digital manipulation.