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  • A good balance between academic and non-academic life is really important at school, so we offer a breathtaking range of activities to enrich your studies beyond the classroom.

    Culture, competition and challenge will help you towards achieving your personal and academic goals. Whether its fencing or French, swimming or science club, debating or digital photography, we encourage all our girls to take up new activities, to develop a passion, to jump in and try something completely new, to have fun and to make another set of friends. You can choose what you would like to do at our termly Activities Fair at the start of the new academic year.

    Some clubs are run by external coaches or tutors, some are in lunchtimes or after school and some clubs are very popular and have very limited places and these are filled on a first come first served basis.

    What will you choose?

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  • MUSICCantilena

    Auditioned chamber choir for advanced singers. Par-ticipants are expected to be at grade 5 standard or above, although you will not be excluded if you dont hold this grade. Auditions will be held early in the Au-tumn term.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: After School

    For all years (Auditioned)

    Composers Club

    Opportunity to look at the composition of a wide range of musical styles and genres.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For all years (max 14)

    Music Theory Club

    Opportunity for all students to improve their music theory and help prepare those taking Grade 5

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For all years

    Orchestra

    Open to all orchestral instrumentalists, all abilities

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For all years

    Polyphony

    This choir is open to all singers in year 9 and above. There is no audition.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Before School

    Year 9-13

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  • Song Writing Club

    Opportunity for budding song writers to improve their skills.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For all years (max 14)

    Swing Band

    For all years, saxophonists, trumpet, trombone and drummers, all abilities

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: After School

    For all years

    V20 Choir

    This choir is an auditioned pop and rock choir. Participants are expected to be at grade 5 standard or above, although you will not be excluded if you dont hold this grade. Auditions will be held early in the Autumn term.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: After Schop

    Auditioned pop/rock

    Vocalise

    This choir is open to all singers in years 7 and 8. There is no audition.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    Year 7 and 8

    Wind Band

    Open to all wind, brass and percussionists, all abilities

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: After School

    Year 10 - 13

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  • Advanced Dance Company

    Elite dancers working towards performance in March and leadership/choreographer roles in June. Various genres studied. Auditions in September

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: After School

    For Year 10 -13

    DANCE

    Dance

    Led by Dance Captains & Mrs Sheffield, dancers work towards performances in March and June. No audition.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For all years

    Dance - Musical Theatre

    Working towards performances in March and June. Dancers will learn dance styles seen in the West End and Broadway. No auditions.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For all years

    GCSE Dance

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: After School

    For Years 9 - 11

    KS3 Dance Company

    Dedicated dancers working towards performances in March and June. Various dance genres. Auditions in September.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    Year 7 - 9

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  • Drama Club

    Drama activities and games, leading up to an evening of performances.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Year 7

    DRAMA

    Board Game Club

    Play board games and do puzzles. Fun with friends.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Year 7 and 8

    Chess Club

    From beginner to Grand Master - Pawn to Queen: Whether you want to learn to play this game of strategy, develop your defensive opening or improve your end game - this club is for you.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For all years

    Beginners Mandarin

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: After School

    For Years 7 - 11

    ENRICHMENT AND EXTENSION

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  • Cookery Club

    This is an eight week club: The students will prepare and cook a selection of items that will not only will they enjoy making and eating but will also give them extra confidence in the kitchen.

    Cost: Must be prepared to bring in your own ingredientsTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Year 7

    Digital Photography

    Your digital camera has many extra features but do you know how to use them. What do you do with your photographs once you have taken them? What can you do to enhance your pictures using photo-editing software?

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For all years

    Darkroom Photography

    This is photography as it used to be. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and photographs. It is an advantage to have access to a 35mm camera (one that takes film not a digital camera). You will be able to learn how to take photographs, process the film to develop the negatives and then print your pictures in glorious black and white. As you become more adept at the basic techniques you will be able to refine you picture taking, looking at composition and contrast as well as learning how to best enhance you prints with various enlarging tricks. The limit is your imagination.

    Cost: Film 5.50, Print 5.50 for 10 from Mrs Emerys EmporiumTime of Day: Lunchtime , After School

    For all years (max 6)

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    Gardening

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For all years

  • GeoSoc

    Exploring current events, topics and fun themes in Geography.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Years 10-13

    Greek and Roman Mythology Club

    Working on Greek and Roman gods and myths; practical and creative activities; creating plays

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Years 7 and 8

    HiSPARC Club

    HiSPARC is an outreach project from Bristol University, in which secondary schools and other academic insti-tutions have joined forces and formed a network to measure and study cosmic rays with extremely high en-ergy. Club members will monitor and analyse the data collected by the RHS comic ray detectors. This research will enable them to develop many new skills over and above those they will develop during their A Level stud-ies.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Years 10 -13

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    Eco Club

    A real opportunity to get involved and help the school in its efforts to become more sustainable. Working with other students and staff to promote recycling and keep our environment tidy.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For all years

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    History Society

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Years 7 - 9

    Medical Society

    Medsoc provides an opportunity for those students in Year 10 and above who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, vet medicine or any profession allied to these.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Before school

    For Years 10 - 13

    Italian Club

    An occasion to learn about Italian culture and the ba-sics of language if you are thinking of taking Italian in year 10

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Years 7 - 9

    KS3 Science Club

    The Science Club will be open to all students from years 7-9. The activities undertaken will include fun sci-ence experiments such as bouncy custard balls, wriggly worms, making snowflakes and volcanoes. It will also include wildlife activities such as making wormeries, bird feeders, the Big Bird Watch, pond dipping and in-vestigating our insect house.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Years 7 - 9

    Lit Lunch

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Sixth Form

  • MFL Creative Writing - KS5

    The opportunity to write creatively in a foreign language.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Sixth Form and Fortnightly

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    MFL Film Club - KS4

    Films watched and reviewed - a variety of films will be shown in different foreign languages.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: After School

    For Years 10 and 11

    MFL Lunch Club - KS3

    Activities based on the culture of France, Germany and Spain.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Years 7 - 9

    Philosophy Club

    A chance to think about all those big questions, discuss and debate.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: After School

    For Years 8 and 9

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    Psychology Society

    We will research and present on extra-curricular research of your choice. Last year the students examined documentaries, watched video-clips of original research, held debates, completed personality tests and took part in experiments. You will also be given opportunities to hear from outside speakers.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For Years 10 - 13

    Programming Club

    Films watched and reviewed - a variety of films will be shown in different foreign languages.

    Cost: FreeTime of Day: Lunchtime

    For all years

    Science Society

    The Society will be open to all students from year 10 upwards. The activities undertaken will depend on the interests of those who come along, but could include the following: fun science experiments, debates on topical scientific issues, the reading of scientific papers/ popular science books followed by a