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      Lower 5

      Girls entering at 13+ move straight into mixed age boarding houses (accommodating girls from Lower 5 up to and including Lower 6).

      The Lower 5 curriculum remains broad, but with some choice, to ensure all girls are able to start to make decisions about their interests and develop subject specific skills at a much higher level.

      All girls study English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Religious Studies, ICT, two foreign languages, a full programme of creative subjects (including include Art, Design Technology, Drama, Food Technology, Music and Textiles), PE and PSHEE.

      The language options include French, German, Spanish and Classical Studies. Mandarin is available for girls with some prior learning.

      Our extensive co-curricular programme of academic, artistic and sporting activities enables girls to embrace all the opportunities life at a full boarding school presents and to feel part of the Sherborne community from day one.

      This is all packaged within our unique Intermediate Diploma portfolio, which provides the opportunity to focus on individual learning styles, encouraging girls to explore their academic interests and fuel an intellectual curiosity as well as academic achievement and assessments. Further information about the curriculum and diploma can be found in our Lower Fifth Curriculum publication.

      For further discussion, please contact the Head of Lower 5 Mrs Gema Carvia-Ruiz via