Senior School

Howell's inspires and motivates students, fostering an appetite for lifelong learning and helping them acquire the skills for tackling a competitive and rapidly changing world.

Teaching throughout the Senior School stimulates and challenges, supporting each girl to develop the skills of:

  • Independence

  • Communication

  • Responsibility

  • Organisation

  • Motivation

  • Leadership

The Curriculum

All students in Years 7-11 study a core curriculum of English, Mathematics and Science, which is enhanced by a variety of other subjects. Academic subjects are complemented by Personal, Social and Health Education (Wellbeing) which is non-examinable and is designed, along with General Studies in Year 10, to help girls rise to the challenges of the increasing responsibilities and freedom which they will face as they mature.

Each term we assess progress by report, subject review or parents’ consultation meeting. Girls are encouraged to undertake self-assessment and reflect on their own progress. 

Years 7-9

All girls study:

Art

Mathematics

Product Design

Music

Drama

PE & Games

English

Wellbeing

Geography

Religious Studies

ICT

Science

History

 

 

In Year 7, girls also choose to study two of French, Spanish and Welsh. In addition all take Latin throughout Year 8 and 9.

Years 10 and 11

GCSE examinations are taken in a maximum of 10 subjects; we believe in quality not quantity and the girls must have time for extracurricular activities as well as have time for themselves.

All girls study:

English Language

Wellbeing

English Literature

General Studies

Mathematics

Humanity and choice of History, Geography or RS

Biology

A Language

Chemistry

Physical Education

Physics

 

And they choose two subjects from the following list:

Art

History

Product Design

ICT

Drama

Latin

French

Music

Geography

Religious Studies

Welsh

Spanish

 

Useful Information:

Awards Leaflet Year 7

Awards Leaflet Year 8

HSL Welcome Programme Leaflet

Wellbeing First 20 Year 7

Wellbeing First 30 Year 10

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7 Parental Booklet

Year 8-10 Parental Booklet

Registration Form click here

Ffurflen Gais Gymraeg cliciwch yma

Year 7 Selection and Scholarship Procedure

Senior School Enrichment Activities

Howell's School provides tremendous "value-added" in terms of public examination results, which are consistently higher than predicted in independent assessments.