Senior School Curriculum

In Years 7 to 9, students study the following:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • ICT
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Art
  • Textiles
  • Drama
  • Classics
  • Latin
  • Religious Studies
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE)
  • Wellbeing
  • Study skills

English, Maths, Science and a Modern Foreign Language are all compulsory GCSEs with girls who are excelling having the option of taking Triple Science, Further Maths and Statistics.

All other subjects are available as options and PE and PSHEE are taught to all students all the way through to Year 11.

In our small classes we’re able to tailor our teaching to each student, not just in terms of level but also preferred method of learning. We also monitor progress closely to ensure each girl is fully supported, encouraged and stretched in every subject.

You can find out more about the different areas of the curriculum on the following pages and see our impressive results here.

Bringing learning to life

During every school day, students receive engaging academic teaching and endless learning opportunities. We often have special guests visit to give inspirational talks and run interactive workshops. Themed days and weeks, from charity days to Activities week and Science week, are packed with practical classes, fun activities and opportunities to try something new.

Students also have opportunities to go on fieldtrips, visits and exchanges in the local area, around the UK and overseas.

Students take part in local and national competitions such as Junior and Intermediate Mathematical Challenges, public speaking contests and sports tournaments. The girls are always very proud to represent the school and we see much success, which is particularly impressive for a small school where we encourage all the girls to take part in different activities, whatever their ability.

We also have a Bring Your Own (BYO) device policy. With iPads being part of the equipment list, every student has access to a device and they can be used in all subjects, as appropriate, to enhance learning. Not only does this mean students have access to the Microsoft Office Suite whenever they need it, but also the Internet and Apps such as Maths Watch.

From making digital videos in Modern Foreign Languages to creating news reports in Geography and manipulating digital images in Art, iPads are used in many ways to enrich the curriculum.

Our Locations

St Mary's Colchester
Last few places available for September 2022

Contact our Registrar today for more information

Mrs Justine Tierney

01206 594180