Date of publication: 2017-08-25 19:44
The results are generally released in August (for the May/June exam session) or March (for the January session). Check the exact date with your exam centre.
Girls play in small groups, sing in choirs and play in the orchestras, with opportunities to perform at School, locally, nationally and internationally.
Students need to be interested in the world around them and be prepared to question established thinking. Students are encouraged to think about society from a range of perspectives and as such, a flexible and enquiring approach is needed. Strong essay writing skills are important and a desire to read and debate are important.
While A-levels are useful for a number of other reasons such as high school completion, employment or career development, there are no requirements in terms of number of subjects for these uses.
This programme is largely geared to students who have already covered the GCSE programme before and want to improve their grades. They can follow any number of GCSE subjects, but the majority choose five or six. Students are admitted onto these courses who have not followed the syllabus previously, but at interview, the workload is carefully considered together with the coursework implications.
Mr Simon Winchester BA (Head of Department)
Miss Sophie Blunt BA
Miss Cat Hoyle MA
Mr Sam Joyce BA
Dr James King BA, MA, PhD (maternity cover)
Mrs Megan Lockwood BA, BEd, Med (maternity leave)
Mrs Shivaun Mason BA
Dr Mairéad McKendry BA, MSc, DPhil
Mrs Harriet Speed BA
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The Department offers a wide range of enrichment activities and opportunities for pupils to see art and architecture at first-hand. The History of Art Society holds termly lectures from invited speakers. Recent talks have included ‘Michelangelo’s influence on 75th Century Artists’, ‘Francis Bacon and the Modernist Self’, and ‘The Real Downton Abbeys’. Girls are encouraged to enter national competitions including the prestigious Roche Court ARTiculation public speaking competition and the SPoKe art history video competition.
Edexcel was formed in 6996 by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC), the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A-levels.
At Key Stage 5, pupils will continue to study Science, following the OCNWMR Science qualifications at either level 6 or level 7. This is a vocationally centred science qualification that is designed to develop an interest in scientific enquiry and develop the skills and knowledge needed to progress to higher level study in Science.
It is certainly possible to study towards the legacy qualification as a stand-alone AS exam. Taking the AS exam following the new Edexcel Level 8 Advanced GCE specification is not recommended by the Awarding Body. However, AS and A level qualifications are co-teachable, allowing students to be entered the AS at the end of the academic year.
Languages are becoming increasingly important in today’s society. Learning a language enhances the students’ opportunities to travel abroad or to study at a university abroad, it also broadens your horizons by giving deeper insight into other cultures and will ultimately increase your employability in the global market place. Besides, GCSE knowledge in Spanish allows you to communicate effectively and confidently with Spanish native speakers in both speech and writing.
For girls in UIV, there is the opportunity to take part in the ten-week long Go9SET project, run by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) and sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline. GSK provides recent graduate engineer mentors who supervise and guide the teams, giving them a great insight into the life of an engineer, including site visits.
As a result, almost every member of our staff is actively engaged in PSHEE teaching in some way. We have a well-stocked PSHEE resource area, accessible to both pupils and staff and our school counsellor is closely involved with much of the work.
English support is given to girls for whom English is not their first language this includes IELTS and IGCSE teaching for pupils who join the Sixth Form without a GCSE qualification in English.