Curriculum Choices at KS4, Post 16
As students transition between Key Stages, it is vital that students become more independent learners and take responsibility for their own progress.
Our role is to support and guide students as they embark on their adult learning pathway. Students need to adopt a positive attitude in class and organise their home learning time effectively. They are also expected to think for themselves and to ask questions; simply acquiring knowledge and repeating it in exams will not lead to future success. The capacity to understand, explain, interpret and evaluate is much more important. These skills can only be developed if students show an interest in their work and determination to succeed. In today’s fast changing world students need to learn how to learn and to gain qualifications to demonstrate their achievements so far.
At St Albans Girls' School, students are guided through the transition process with a series of information evenings, taster lessons, interviews with members of the leadership team and assemblies. Further details about the process and the information booklets issued to students can be found below: