Badminton School

Academic Enrichment

I thought it would just be a fun thing to do, and it was, but now I’ve also got a professional qualification

            Lisa (Upper Sixth) on the Leiths Certificate in Food and Wine Girls can opt for short courses to study outside their mainstream curriculum and these include language-based options such as Short Course GCSE Italian or GCSE Greek, Japanese, Chinese and Russian.

Many also take advantage of the Short Course GCSE Psychology whilst the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) goes from strength to strength with pupils producing this nationally assessed qualification on any topic of their choice.

From the fall of France in 1940, through clinical trials, Ebola and airline safety to Buddhist culture and the children of Agamemnon: the EPQ at Badminton has seen it all! There are over fifty clubs and societies to help girls build their talents and to give them ways to unwind and enjoy themselves alongside their work.

Leiths Cookery School continues to flourish and girls can take their Introductory Certificate in Food and Wine. Sixth Formers are also encouraged to take their skills and love for learning to a wider audience whilst developing links with the community around them and the Sixth Form has strong connections with local prep and junior schools through our much acclaimed Science Outreach programme.

Public speaking is very popular, and girls take part in national competitions to build their presentation skills and their confidence in communication. From Medical Society to Law Club, there is something for everyone.

The work that comes with extra-curricular activities enables me to lead a healthier, busier lifestyle and has helped me to become much more productive

Catherine, Upper Sixth