Our A Level students enjoy developing their creative talents in our dedicated Art and Photography Centre. We offer opportunities to explore a range of 2D and 3D disciplines in more depth, including:
- Digital manipultaion
We encourage our A Level students to enter local and national art competitions and have achieved great success. We have a proud reputation for exceptional A Level results and students build impressive portfolios, as they prepare to pursue Art and Design courses at leading Higher Education institutions and Art Colleges.
Exceptional artists are supported through our scholarship programme.
We encourage all girls to be part of our annual school productions, both those who study Drama and Theatre Studies at A Level, as well as those interested in pursuing drama as an extra-curricular activity.
An exceptional number of students study Speech and Drama and undertake the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations, with great success. Our annual Speech and Drama showcase provides an opportunity for girls of all ages to perform their examination pieces to a large audience.
Our specialist dance co-ordinator oversees dance classes in a variety of styles, for example ballet and pilates classes. New dance classes are introduced, often as a result of student requests, such as the beginners' tap dance class. Our dance showcase is a popular biennial event and features ensemble and individual performances, often featuring many of our talented dance scholars.
Scholarships are available in Drama and Dance. The holders of these awards play a key role in promoting opportunities for girls across the school to be involved in the performing arts.
We believe music is for all, and create opportunities for every student to thrive: catering as much for students with no musical experience as we do for those joining with Grade 8 experience.
Our vibrant and successful Music department comprises classroom teachers, an enthusiastic team of peripatetic instrumental staff and our Musician in Residence.
Each week, we run an impressive 15 extra-curricular clubs, and there are frequent opportunities for students to showcase their performance skills, whether in one of our intimate chamber concerts, performing liturgical music in one of our Masses or services, or performing to a packed auditorium at the University of Cambridge concert hall. The Music department collaborates with the Drama department to put on a biennial musical. We also aim to take a concert tour to Europe every other year.
Our ensembles perform in a range of styles, from jazz to pop, and classical to world music. We have been honoured to give premiere performances of bespoke music written especially for our students, by internationally acclaimed composers such as Graham Lack, Will Todd and Carl Rütti, and we welcome notable musicians, such as Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Sarah MacDonald, in to school to judge our annual Young Musician and Young Pianist of the Year competitions.
Scholarships are available for excellence in Music.