Welcome to Swakeleys School for Girls

The Curriculum

“Teaching is outstanding because in the great majority of lessons it is typically good and is often outstanding. Teachers set high expectations, match the work closely to pupils’ needs and motivate them well.”. (Ofsted November 2013)
“The popular mixed sixth form is outstanding. In almost all subjects pupils make excellent progress and achieve very good results. This is due to the excellent pastoral care and high- quality teaching they receive”. (Ofsted November 2013)

Every girl is expected to work to the best of her ability, and is offered a broad and balanced school curriculum which will form the basis for later choices. We operate a 2 year Key Stage 3, which provides girls with 3 years working towards their GCSE qualifications. Click on each key stage to find out more or contact Mrs Devereux, Deputy Headteacher in charge of Achievement and Curriculum who will be happy to help.

Key Stages 3 & 4

In Key Stage 3, all girls study the National Curriculum Core and Foundation subjects English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Information Technology, Geography, History, Art, Music, Modern Languages, Physical Education and Religious Education. In addition to the National Curriculum Core and Foundation subjects, all girls study Dance and Drama. They also study Design Technology, Graphics, Food and Textiles as part of their Technology course. Pupils also follow a Personal, Social and Health Education programme which incorporates Citizenship. We have remapped all teaching content and from September 2015 are Assessing Without Levels. Full details of all subjects content and assessment can be viewed by logging in to our VLE, Fronter and visiting the ‘Assessing Without Levels’ room. An overview of our Key Stage 3 Curriculum content by subject can be viewed here

Girls select their option choices in Year 8 giving them 3 years at Key Stage 4 preparing for their GCSE’s.
We have 3 different pathways which can be viewed in more detail below.

The Options Books for each pathway can be viewed here:
Humanities pathway JAN 2017 option guidance and course descriptions

Ebacc pathway JAN 2017 option guidance and course descriptions

Languages pathway JAN 2017 option guidance and course descriptions

The presentation from Options Evening can be viewed here: Year 8 Options Feb 2017

Key Stage 5

We run a popular, mixed 6th Form which was also graded by Ofsted as OUTSTANDING. We run a wide range of courses which can be viewed in more detail below:
General Course Information
Individual Course Descriptions

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