Our Upper School is made up of Years, 4, 5 and 6 and they are based in Number 22 and 24 Woodborough Road. In these buildings we have multiple specialist spaces for the teaching of the more creative and scientific subjects including; a well-equipped Science laboratory, a spacious and inspiring Art room, a creative Drama studio complete with a plethora or props and staging and a vivacious and stimulating music room. We also have a large outdoor space surrounded by beautiful trees for the girls to enjoy during break times.
At Falcons School for Girls, Year 4 is when 11+ preparation steps up a gear. The girls continue to take on greater responsibilities in terms of organising themselves and their belongings as they enter school, becoming more independent when moving around school and taking more responsibility for the recording and completion of their own homework, enabling them to independently manage their own learning.
In Year 5, the girls work their way through the final stages of the national curriculum, becoming more independent learners to prepare for the 11+ examinations the following year. They experience a stimulating and creative curriculum, while also mastering many of the essential skills of exam technique.
The autumn term of Year 6 is predominately based around examination preparation for the 11+ and Common Entrance process, which generally take place in January. The girls master essential resilience and perseverance skills in order to prepare themselves emotionally as well as academically for the year ahead. Following the exams, we continue to offer a thorough academic programme looking at many aspects of the secondary curriculum and the girls complete their own extended research project.
The final weeks of the year always bring great excitement as the Year 6 pupils embark on their first overseas residential trip and after weeks of rehearsals the Upper School production is performed at a professional theatre.