Skills For Life
Key Stage 3: Years 7 to 9
Students follow a broad and balanced curriculum with an emphasis on experiencing a range of Arts subjects.
Core subjects: English, mathematics, science, ICT and PE.
Additional subjects: French, history, geography, art, music, drama, dance, textiles, sculpture, food studies and philosophy and ethics.
Key Stage 4: Years 10 and 11
Pupils make their choices for Key Stage 4 at the end of Year 9. All pupils are interviewed to ensure that they are allocated the correct subjects to study.
All pupils study English, English Literature, Maths, and Science. They will select either History, Geography or a language as their second option. Then finally three open choices including Creative Arts, Performing Arts, additional Humanities, Sports, Food, and Ethics.
Key Stage 5: Years 12 and 13
Walderslade Girls’ School and the neighbouring Greenacre Academy operate a collaborative Sixth Form, known as ‘PGW’ – Partnership of Greenacre and Walderslade Girls.
Through this provision we are able to offer a very wide range of Academic and Vocational qualifications mostly at Level 3 but with a Level 2 offer also available. Students generally start on four Level 3 qualifications, but some will drop to three at the start of Year 13.