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A-Level Courses

WGHS aims to develop in its students both self-confidence and independence so that they can approach their learning with vigour and enthusiasm. Subject choice and combinations place an emphasis on flexibility, creative thinking and acquiring transferable skills.

Girls study in an academic environment in which their progress is individually monitored. Students are divided into Tutor Groups of approximately 12 girls who meet formally twice daily.

Over 25 subjects are taught at A-level; the course and syllabus of each are detailed in the individual course guides listed under 'Related Information'. Four subjects are studied in Year 12, with three subjects continued to A-level. There are opportunities for students to extend and develop key skills through enrichment courses and activities which complement A-level lessons.

In the Sixth Form, the option to study a subject taught jointly with QEGS creates flexibility in subject choices and caters for all subject combinations. In addition, it also provides the valuable experience of joint learning – a vital preparation for study at Higher Education. For subjects taught jointly, the course could be taught by highly experienced subject specialists at WGHS or QEGS or delivered by staff from both schools, in turn sharing subject specialisms.

Subjects taught jointly with QEGS

  • Business
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Computing
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • Design and Technology: Food Technology
  • Design and Technology:Textiles
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • German
  • Government and Politics
  • Latin
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) offers students the opportunity to explore, develop and deepen their understanding in a chosen topic area. If the project relates to an area of study the student would like to pursue at University, this demonstrates excellent independent study skills and a high level of interest and commitment to an area of study.

WGHS takes great pride in celebrating the pathways of all students progressing from the Sixth Form. Students enjoy individual successes and triumphs, providing the stepping stone for the next stage of their chosen career path.

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