Roosts to Grow, Wings to Fly
Academic Enrichment refers to no one area of the education of a young person and as such appears in all areas of school life. Young people have a greater capacity to reach academic potential if their curriculum is enriched with physical activity, social support, community involvement and an awareness of the needs of others, sufficient time to learn in a conducive atmosphere, good nutrition, time to read, and a challenging and varied learning environment where the opportunities have no boundaries.
Beyond the classroom, subject-specific study trips, exchange programmes in this country and abroad, provision for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or Extended Essay (IB) in the sixth form, Higher Project Qualification in M5, academic societies, and academic extension provided by internal and national competitions and challenges, and tutoring, offer more focused enrichment.
Our boarding school environment enables the development of resilience, resourcefulness, and leadership qualities, in addition to academic enquiry, in the pursuit of excellence. Encouraging girls to move out of their comfort zone, take risks and learn from their academic mistakes ensures they remain open-minded and aspirational.
The SG Learner Profile uses the model of the IB Learner Profile as a framework by which we encourage all members of our school community to be communicative, open-minded, enquiring, balanced, principled, caring, reflective and knowledgeable; they should also be thinkers and risk-takers.
Pupils have achieved high levels of academic and personal satisfaction in many extra-curricular activities in which they participate. Esepcially marked has been the achievement by pupils of all abilities and ages in the many academic enrichment activities and competitions in which they choose to take part. They have achieved academic and personal success and satisfaction from a wide range of academic competitions and Olympiads and from involvement in many learned societies and clubs, some involving participation from local schools as well.
Louise Orton (Deputy Head, Teaching and Learning)