St George’s is a community which values scholarship, and girls can get involved in a number of societies which have an academic focus such as Dissection Club, or get involved in activities such as the Model United Nations.
Lectures by visiting speakers offer the opportunity to learn more about specific subjects. Senior girls benefit from an open invitation to attend lectures and seminars organised by Eton College.
Girls who are awarded scholarships are invited to a series of lunchtime events with fellow scholars from across the year groups. Over an excellent lunch, the girls will debate matters of interest with members of staff. We also hold a series of cross-curricular discussions called “In Our Club Time” involving teachers and pupils looking at a variety of topics from the perspective of their own academic subject.
Academic scholars are automatically enrolled as members of our lively SGAStretch group. The group meets regularly to discuss items of intellectual debate, take part in challenges and deliver presentations on matters beyond the curriculum. Our discussions closely follow Oxford University’s “Oxplore” programme. Scholars also take part in our annual SGA Stretch week during which members of the School community and outside experts lead talks and activities designed to stretch and stimulate.
Scholars are also provided with a mentor from among the teaching staff or from an older year group who will oversee their progress through the academic year by identifying targets for growth and helping to access opportunities.
A range of scholarships and exhibitions are awarded for co-curricular activities such as Sport, Drama, Music, and Dance. Girls who receive these accolades become part of a co-curricular scholars programme which encourages the students to analyse their own goals for the academic year ahead and identify targets for their achievement under the guidance of a mentor. There are also visits for scholars to see and analyse professional performers in their fields of interest as well as hearing from speakers discussing issues of importance in lectures.