As part our Guided Home Learning offer, the GDST is providing an exciting programme of study and enrichment for Year 11 students.
We want to keep our young women engaged and firmly focused on their bright futures, despite the cancellation of their GCSEs. With subjects spanning academic study, careers, mental health, leadership and life skills, we are confident that our Limitless Learning programme gives Year 11 GDST girls a great head start.
Throughout their study, we want them to grow in confidence, develop greater self-awareness and engage with work that builds on their GCSEs syllabus. We are also preparing them for Sixth Form life by starting the post-16 syllabus, teaching independent study skills, and participating in some exciting enrichment activities.
“ I have found the module choices really interesting. It was nice to move on to my A-level subjects, to motivate myself to do the work and not get distracted.” – Year 11 Student
“Thank you for your hard work to keep the girls’ education at a high standard.” – GDST Parent
“In this exceptionally difficult situation we think you are doing an excellent job.” – GDST Parent
As a family of 25 schools across England and Wales, we support collaboration between staff ans students, and the Design Thinking Course and TED Ed Student Talks reflect this. Both courses involved working with students in schools across the GDST; Design Thinking looks at conceiving and developing innovative solutions to Real World problems, whilst the TED Ed Student Talks series encourages students to share their experiences of learning during lockdown, celebrating their achievements, and, in the spirit of TED Talks, recognising that all GDST girls have ideas worth sharing.
It is important to acknowledge the importance of safeguarding both our physical and our mental health during these unprecedented circumstances; with this in mind, we partnered with the Positive Project to provide wellbeing support and activities for students and parents alike.
We are confident that our Limitless Learning Programme will futureproof our Year 11 students and prepare them for the challenges and rewards that lie ahead of them when they begin Sixth Form.
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