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!

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 50 clubs and societies to help girls build their talents and to give them ways to unwind and enjoy themselves alongside their work.

 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 co-curricular activities enables me to lead a healthier, busier lifestyle and has helped me to become much more productive

Catherine, Upper Sixth

We have a dedicated department for those with Special Educational Needs and we offer flexible support so that every girl at Badminton benefits from a bespoke education. For those who come to us with English as their second language, we offer additional support in English language teaching so that girls can integrate quickly and make the most of all the opportunities here.

 Alongside all of this, the size and supportive atmosphere at Badminton mean that issues are likely to be picked up and can be dealt with sensitively before problems develop. Girls are also happy to talk to one another, both in their own Year Group and outside it. Our vertical House system, where Houses include girls from across different Year Groups, mean that girls know each other well enough so that a Year 9 girls feels confident asking girls in Years 10 and 11 for advice about GCSE choices.


Preparing girls for life beyond Badminton is at the very core of everything we do; but a good proportion of this preparation takes place outside the classroo

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