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2016 sees the launch of Oxford High’s innovative, new 360 Programme and who better to develop a new programme of study than those who will be studying it?


"Time for reflection and physical wellbeing is key"

2016 sees the launch of Oxford High’s innovative, new 360 Programme and who better to develop a new programme of study than those who will be studying it?

 

A school should be an inspiring environment for bright, young students, equipping them for the next stage of their lives. This requires a bold and dynamic approach to teaching and learning to retain the girls’ health and wellbeing at its heart.

2016 sees the launch of Oxford High’s innovative, new 360 Programme and who better to develop a new programme of study than those who will be studying it?


 

Our current senior girls have co-authored an electives programme with the staff, meaning that each girl can indulge her love of learning by studying topics that extend far beyond the normal curriculum. This tailored intellectual challenge of the electives portfolio – stimulating short courses to complement their A-level studies or simply something they’re curious to explore – sits alongside the academic programme (the exceptional range of A-level and EPQs you would expect from a leading girls’ school).

Our Perspectives focus is on leadership and voluntary service to give perspective on the wider world whilst developing crucial workplace skills like collaboration, decisionmaking and evaluation. All students begin to play their role in the community and understand the world of work and social enterprise via internships, work experience, and employer workshops with leading companies such as Deloitte, HSBC, PwC, Nomura Bank, Sony Eriksson, Rolls-Royce and the GDST. Visiting world-class speakers inspire serious consideration of global issues.

Time for reflection and physical wellbeing amongst all this activity is key. The 360 approach ensures our Sixth Formers’ busy lives are not so hectic that they sacrifice their artistic, musical and sporting interests, or lose vital downtime at home. Whether rowing, riding or playing the cello at county or national level, we factor in their life out of school when building their timetables. It’s not uncommon to see a Rio hopeful napping on a sofa before a tutorial, and that’s fine by us!

 

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