We offer students double and triple Science GCSE qualifications and our specialist status has led to the introduction of GCSE Astronomy, which has become very popular with our students. At A-Level we have a significant proportion of our Sixth Form who study one of our science A-Level courses (We deliver Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science). Our annual STEM week involves the whole school and includes events such as a visit to Howletts Wild Animal Park, and a Big Reptile Show, as well as Science careers guidance and Science-related activities in a range of subject areas.
As we are a girls’ school, we are keen to encourage as many students as possible to continue studying STEM subjects beyond GCSE, as the national picture is that more boys tend to choose scientific subjects at A Level and in Higher Education. We are committed to nurturing the scientists of the future, but even for those students who do not wish to take their scientific studies beyond GCSE, we aim to reinforce the importance of STEM in everyday life.