Junior Curriculum

Junior Curriculum

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Our aim at Queen’s Gate is to provide a broad based, balanced curriculum which lays a strong foundation on which to build when girls transfer to their senior schools. All subjects, together with the enrichment programme, play their part in nurturing a well rounded pupil who is ready and eager to face the new challenges of the next stage of her education.

Core subjects sit happily alongside the Humanities, Art, Music, Drama and Physical Education. The Sciences are taught in our well-equipped laboratories and computing is incorporated into other lessons using laptops and iPads. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards. French is taught throughout the School, Latin is introduced in Year 5, and Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and German are offered in Years 4-6.

Music and Drama are highly valued for the part they play in the personal development of a child. Class Music is taught by a music specialist throughout the School. We have three choirs in school and an orchestra, as well as a range of other musical ensembles: girls are encouraged to develop their musicianship through involvement in these. Girls may choose from a wide range of instruments from Year 1, and  Year 3 and 4 are given a string instrument and tuition free of charge. Drama is taught as a timetabled subject and girls may also join the Drama Club which is responsible for the annual school play.

We offer a wide range of sports, including netball, hockey, cross country running, swimming, gymnastics, athletics and rounders. Girls participate in fixtures against other schools, and take part in biathlon, triathlon and mini marathon events. Facilities used include the school gym, Fulham Pools, Battersea Park and Hyde Park. We have an inter-house Swimming Gala and Sports Day every year.