Key Stage Three in Durham School for Girls
Durham School for Girls aims to be a school that provides an education that challenges young people to make a difference in the world. At all levels our curriculum is designed to embed this ethos and prepare students to stand out. Our bespoke Key Stage 3 curriculum enriches the English National Curriculum and includes a range of lessons to develop young females of the future. In Key Stage 3, students follow the English National Curriculum. At Durham School for Girls, we value the importance of providing vocational pathways for our students, building confidence for each and every girl.
In Key Stage 3, girls have HOUSE form rooms with a mixture of Year 7,8 and 9. This allows the House System to be embedded and to create peer mentors within the mixed ages. The Form Tutors meet with the girls daily and oversee the girls’ development liaising with their academic teachers. They will take on the pastoral responsibility for their class and will be the parents’ link for all the girls’ needs.
Year 7, 8 & 9 pupils at Durham School for Girls are offered a challenging, stimulating curriculum designed to stretch their capabilities. Within our school environment they will develop the time management, communication and study skills required to set them on the road to successful, independent learning in the future.
In Key Stage 3, along with the National Curriculum, girls also follow the Arabic and Islamic Curriculum from the Ministry of Qatar.
Our pupils will find opportunities for both leadership and participation in many different fields; The Girls participate in ALL areas of the curriculum and all subjects such as:
- Arabic Language
- Islamic Studies
- Qatari History
- English – Language and literature
- Science – Chemistry, Biology and Physics
- Design and Fashion
- Physical Education and Swimming
- Personal, Social and Health Education.
More information regarding the curriculum will be delivered throughout the school year through parent workshops.