Mr Mark Richards, Deputy Head – Academic, oversees all aspects of the curriculum at Queen Anne’s School and is supported by Mrs Gill Little, Director of Teaching and Learning.
We aim to provide an excellent all-round education to girls between the ages of 11 – 18, ensuring that all girls reach their full academic potential and are fully supported to achieve this.
We want all our pupils to attain outstanding academic results and we commit to providing each of them with the opportunities, the encouragement and the advice they will need to develop to their full potential. Our girls are encouraged to discover their passions and achieve in all areas including sport, music, drama and the arts, while developing their interpersonal skills and confidence.
Queen Anne’s academic standards are consistently high, and our Value Added scores are excellent. Our girls consistently achieve excellent results at GCSE and A Level, securing places at top universities in the UK and abroad.
We teach in small classes where each individuals can explore the learning culture in a supportive environment while being challenged and stimulated by group discussion and debate. Prep (homework) is designed to consolidate and revisit work outside the classroom, driving independent study and thinking skills.
- To provide an outstanding learning experience through excellence in teaching and learning.
- To encourage each girl to reach her full potential and to strive for excellence in all areas of school life.
- To develop girls’ self-esteem so that they have the confidence to use individual talents, skills and knowledge effectively.
- To develop skills of communication, analysis and independent thinking so that the girls are equipped to be flexible, lifelong learners and prepared for a rapidly changing society.
- To encourage a positive awareness of the spiritual dimension to life and the development of a moral code, including the value of mutual respect and tolerance, underpinned by the Christian ethos of the school.
- To encourage the girls to broaden their experiences by participating in a wide range of activities such as art, drama, music and sport.
We’re taught that natural talent will only get you so far. You need persistence and lots of hard work to be really successful. The teachers have helped me a lot by stretching and encouraging me.
Former pupil studying Modern Languages, University of Cambridge
We aim to stretch all our pupils to the best of their ability. The Queen Anne’s curriculum, in spirit, follows but will not be limited by, the National Curriculum. To supplement learning in the clasroom, many students are involved in accelerated learning schemes which include a wide range of stimulating activities to enrich their academic study. These include CREST Awards (Creativity in Science and Technology), LAMDA Awards (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), Mathematical Challenges, Salter’s Institute of Chemistry Camps and the Engineering Education Scheme.
Throughout their life here at school, the girls have many opportunities to travel and gain first-hand knowledge and exprience to enhance the academic study programmes.
One of the best things about being here is the amount of things you can get involved in – whether it’s trying something you’ve never done before or developing something that you are already interested in. If you want a go, you can have a go at anything.
Saskia Sherwood, U4
We asked the girls what they had suprised them and what they had discovered about themselves during the last academic year…