At Godolphin we recognise the importance of encouraging girls to reach the upper limits of their academic potential. To this end we have two programmes designed to extend the girls academically – The Alpinists’ Society and The Scholars’ Programme.
Students in the First to Fourth Year who are showing promise in a particular subject may be invited to take part in an Alpinist (Accelerated Learning Programme) Morning. Academic departments make their own selection of students and run one session during the year for Juniors and another for Seniors. Girls chosen to take part in Alpinist mornings will be notified in advance.
Education is about so much more than the exam syllabus, and the Scholars’ Programme encourages students to embrace an intellectual world beyond the textbook: one of exploration and discovery, curiosity and inspiration.
The Scholars’ Programme, which takes place on Fridays at 4pm, has covered subjects as diverse as maths in art, cyber terrorism, drone warfare, fossils, stargazing and the Turin Shroud. As well as encountering new concepts, Scholars are encouraged to explore their own interests, to read, think and talk about their ideas amongst themselves by delivering papers (Upper Sixth) or researching their own projects (Third Year) and taking part in reading groups.
The weekly sessions are compulsory for Academic Scholars, but open to all students. Certain events though, are reserved for Scholars alone.