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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum at LGGS

OUR CURRICULUM is designed to support and challenge students as they grow in knowledge and confidence; enabling them to reach their full academic and personal potential. We are dedicated to preparing them for success and fulfilment in their futures as resilient, happy and responsible young women, who will make a positive contribution to society.

Mrs Hutchinson is in charge of curriculum at LGGS.  For any enquiries about the curriculum, please contact her at school.

CARE

CARE

At LGGS the curriculum is designed to support our whole school emphasis on health and well–being as well as promoting academic excellence.
We do this through a three-year Key Stage 3 which provides a balance in terms of academic, creative and practical subjects. This balance of subjects supports pupil progress and provides the foundations for a successful start to GCSE courses. We also ensure there is sufficient time to address important issues and cover key areas in Beyond the Curriculum and Citizenship. Almost all subjects in Key Stage 3 include an element of caring for others and for the environment. We also have the flexibility for special off timetable events. Through our curriculum we are able to encourage each pupil to take responsibility for her own learning, personal development and physical health throughout life. 

CONTRIBUTE

CONTRIBUTE

Our curriculum is carefully planned to allow for pupils to build on their learning and gain knowledge and understanding. This leads to increased confidence and a greater willingness to contributing in class. Willingness to contribute can also be seen through collaborative learning, specific activities such as public speaking or taking part in discussion. Outside of class, contribution is also important, whether this be musical, sporting, artistic or leadership opportunities. In many subjects pupils are taught how to contribute positively to our local community as well as increasing their knowledge and understanding of global issues. 

CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE

Our curriculum is carefully planned to allow for pupils to build on their learning and gain knowledge and understanding. This leads to increased confidence and a greater willingness to contributing in class. Willingness to contribute can also be seen through collaborative learning, specific activities such as public speaking or taking part in discussion. Outside of class, contribution is also important, whether this be musical, sporting, artistic or leadership opportunities. In many subjects pupils are taught how to contribute positively to our local community as well as increasing their knowledge and understanding of global issues. 

Challenge
As an academic school we expect staff to challenge students in their learning and for students to be open to this challenge. The high challenge content of our curriculum allows for the development skills of resilience and accepting that success may not always come easily.It is important that we also continue to provide opportunities for students to challenge themselves in a variety of contexts, for example, Duke of Edinburgh award, the Cadet force, leading projects and taking part in competitions.

In KS3 all students study Art, Citizenship, English, Modern Languages, Geography, History, Computing, Mathematics, Music, PE, Religious Studies, Science and Technology.  In Year 7 students study three Modern Languages: French, German and Spanish before specialising in two languages for years 8 and 9. 

In KS4, all students study GCSEs in: Maths, English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, a Modern Language and a Humanity subject. They then choose an additional two subjects from: Geography, History, Religious Studies, French, German, Spanish, Computer Science, Art, Drama, Engineering, Music, GCSE PE or Design & Technology.  There are also non-examined lessons in Citizenship, RS, PE and Careers.  PSHE is taught during health days.  Care is taken to inform students about the English Baccaleureate, although this is not a core requirement at LGGS.

At KS5, a wide range of A-Level courses is on offer. For more information, please go to our sixth form section.

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