Year 9 at Oxford High School is a fulfilling and exciting year, enriched by extra-curricular opportunities such as participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and learning first aid skills in the Red Cross accredited Babysitting course. There are curriculum trips to Fishbourne and Coventry Cathedral, plus our annual ‘Health Day’ exploring topics on health and well-being.
As part of the Careers Programme, the students spend a day at work as part of the Take Your Daughters to Work scheme in which they discover at first-hand the pleasures of work:
‘I couldn’t imagine what a working life was like as I had no experience of it but now I can envisage my future – and I can’t wait!’
Year 9 is a year where firm friendships are developed, particularly during fun rehearsals for the annual musical. The year is a real chance to push themselves academically in all directions before making their GCSE choices. A fuller timetable means that Year 9 girls can build on their study skills, tweak organisational habits, shape their independent learning and build on confidence to springboard into a happy future.
Year 9 is a great year!