Leweston provides a curriculum that, in keeping with the School's ethos, ensures for each of its girls balanced, appropriate and interesting opportunities for academic study. It is intended and planned to instil a love of learning and to inspire the life of the mind. The focus is to enable pupils to achieve the best possible academic success. Broadly, pupils in Years 7 to 11 are taught in the fields of linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human, social, moral, spiritual, physical, aesthetic, and creative knowledge and the School, throughout its curriculum, educates for high standards of speaking, listening, literacy, and numeracy.
The School includes in its core provision English, History, Geography, HEF, Maths, Science, PSHE and RE, Drama, Classical Studies or Latin, Music, one Modern Foreign Language, and PE. While traditional in the rigour and range of the subjects and teaching, in keeping with the 'contemporary' aspect of the School's Mission Statement and the School's intention to prepare girls for life beyond Leweston, the curriculum is considered, developed and changed to suit the academic needs of girls in a given year on an annual basis.
Leweston prides itself on offering a bespoke approach to the choice of courses at both GCSE and A level. The girls are invited to select the courses that they want to study and the timetable is then constructed to allow this.
Geoff Smith - Deputy Head Academic
The quality of academic and other achievements of pupils is excellent. Excellent relationships between pupils and staff contribute to the success of pupils in all areas of school life.
Independent Schools Inspection Report 2015
Over the last few years over 95% of our leavers have won places at their first choice university.
Leweston has a 95% success rate in medicine & veterinary applications over the last 5 years, far above the national independent school average.
Every year over 50% of our leavers go on to study at the Russell group universities.
OUR VALUE ADDED CONSISTENTLY PLACES LEWESTON IN THE TOP 5 or 10% OF SCHOOLS NATIONALLY. Click here for more information.