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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School

Our Curriculum

"84% of staff report that leaders have created a climate in which teachers are trusted to take risks and innovate in ways in which are right for the pupils"

(Staff survey October 2019)


  • We offer a broad, balanced, relevant, differentiated and inclusive curriculum to all students which conforms to the National Curriculum. Developing British values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) understanding form a key part of our provision. Students are grouped in a variety of ways, according to the needs of each subject.
  • At Key Stage 3, students study a broad range of subjects to ensure that our girls experience a broad curriculum in order for them to make informed subject choices at Key Stage 4.
  • At Key Stage 4, we aim to provide a personalised curriculum with students being encouraged to follow the subjects that offer them the best chance of success. We engage students and parents in decisions regarding their guided choices. 
  • The curriculum offered at Key Stage 4 ensures that there are clear progression routes to enable students to continue their post-16 education and to prepare them for higher education and or the world of work. 
  • Formal assessments of learning are conducted according to our Assessment, Recording and Reporting schedule.

For more detailed information about the content of our curriculum and the culture of Deeper Applied Learning in our school which we deliver through Relevant, Engaging and Active Lessons, please click on the links below.

  • Intent (including subject content)
  • Implementation (including D.A.L., literacy, numeracy and homework)
  • Impact (including marking and assessment)

For further information please contact Alex Smith, Assistant Principal at