Teaching takes place in mixed ability groups, apart from in Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages and Science where ability groupings are used.

The progress of all students is carefully monitored by staff, with regular assessments taking place to ensure that appropriate programmes of study are being provided for all ability levels. 

A range of teaching styles and techniques is used throughout the curriculum. This is intended to provide varied and stimulating learning for all with the methodology of the lesson being determined by that which best suits the subject matter.

In Key Stage 4 and the Sixth Form, for public examination purposes every subject is taught according to the exam board specifications (GCSE or A Level) and the guidance of the subject leader concerned.

In Years 10 and 11, all girls currently study a core curriculum which encompasses:

  • GCSE English
  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE French or German
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • GCSE RE (full or short course)
  • plus non-examination courses in PE.

In addition to this core, all girls must select three further subjects from a list which includes GCSE Art, Music, Drama, Geography, History, PE, a second foreign language, Business Studies, Child Development, Photography, Computing, Food Technology, Product Design, Textiles Technology, Economics and Astronomy,