At The Tiffin Girls’ School our aim is to help students Achieve highly, Participate fully and Decide wisely as they develop the knowledge and understanding that will take them on into adult life. Our curriculum is broad and balanced, designed to support our aim and to prepare our students for life in a modern society. Lessons are taught in one hour periods over a 25 period week.

In Years 7, 8 and 9 we teach a curriculum that reflects the National Curriculum while enriching all subjects with stretch and challenge aspects designed to enable girls to reach their full potential.

Students in Years 7-9 study Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religious Studies, French, Latin, Design and Technology, Art, Computing, Music, Geography, History, PE, Drama, and then Spanish from Year 8. There is also one period of PSHE and Citizenship each week.

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum develops students' knowledge, skills and understanding, and lays the foundations for the courses students will then follow at Key Stage 4. All subject areas are enriched with a wide range of creative and stretch and challenge opportunities that are designed to enable students to reach their full potential.


In Years 10 and 11 students follow GCSE courses including a range of core and options subjects. The core curriculum is made up of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and one foreign language (French or Spanish). Students can then choose up to four options subjects to complete their KS4 curriculum from Art, Computing, Drama, DT, French, Geography, History, Latin, Music, PE, RS and Spanish. Students also take core PE lessons and have one period a week for PSHE and Citizenship. These are non-examined aspects of the curriculum.

In Years 12 and 13, subjects follow A-Level specifications. Students choose four subjects to begin their studies, with most then choosing to continue three to A-Level in Year 13. At the end of Year 12, they have the opportunity to sit the AS exam in the subject they will not continue to study in Year 13. At this time, students are also given the opportunity to study for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

For further information relating to GCSE and A-Level Options, please click here.