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Senior & Sixth Form Curriculum

Our Senior School and Sixth Form is supported by four academic faculties. Each faculty is dedicated to inspiring their pupils and providing exceptional teaching.

Welcome to the Faculty of Languages

Welcome to the Faculty of Languages, where we develop your daughter’s communication skills.

Learning to use and understand language is an invaluable life skill. English at Farlington is a lively, engaging subject, which encourages creativity in writing and is complemented by the richness of our literature. Latin provides a fascinating insight into the development of our own and other European languages and with French, Spanish, German and Italian available, our girls are spoiled for choice!

Through computing and drama, we bring all these subjects alive in the classroom and our experienced, enthusiastic teachers ensure that lessons are always creative and inspiring.

David Walker-Smith (BA, PGCE, PGDip, MCIL)
Head of Curriculum & Choices

Faculty Subjects:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Latin & Classical Civilisation

Welcome to the Faculty of Creative & Expressive Arts

Welcome to Farlington’s Faculty of Expressive and Creative Arts which plays a unique role in bringing the School and the wider community together, giving the girls a sense of fulfilment and self-confidence. By nurturing and inspiring our students they acquire an appreciation and love for the Arts in all its forms. This will continue to play a lifelong role in their lives whether through their chosen career path or following a passionate pursuit within their leisure time.

Outside of GCSE and A Level qualifications, there are additional subject specific accreditations on offer that students can also choose to follow i.e.Speech and Drama, Music grades and Ballet. This is fully supported and complimented by our extensive calendar of events which includes guest speakers, trips, concerts, recitals, productions, exhibitions, inter-house and sporting matches.

Sara Whittaker (BEd)
Head of Faculty

Faculty Subjects:

  • Fine Art
  • Drama & Theatre
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Textile Design
  • Cookery & Nutrition

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences, where we develop your daughter’s understanding of the multifaceted world around her.

The journey begins with a consideration of the historical and geographical aspects of our world. These subjects are taught through active and thought provoking discussions which encompass difficult issues in both religion and philosophy. As your daughter progresses through the School, she can choose further from the faculty portfolio.

Helen Ravenscroft (BSc, PGCE)
Head of Faculty

Faculty Subjects:

  • Business
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Welcome to the Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences

STEM subjects; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics have long had a profound effect on the world around us. Whether finding cures for debilitating diseases, saving plants and animals from extinction or creating new technology, it is STEM that can make all this possible.

Our dedicated and experienced staff will give your daughter the solid foundation needed to become a STEM subject leader. She will leave us filled with enthusiasm, curiosity, motivation and a thirst for knowledge that will shape her future.

Alan Maude (GIBIOL, PGCE)
Head of Assessment & Reporting

Faculty Subjects:

  • Biology
  • Maths
  • Chemistry
  • Physics