Perse School for Girls review by University of Oxford student: I attended Perse School for girls from age 11 to 16 (GCSE), but also attended the junior school (Perse Junior) for 1 year The Perse School for girls has an excellent reputation for exam results and Oxbridge entrances, however surprisingly the class sizes are quite large, usually 28-30 students, but with daily tutor sessions at registrations the welfare of the whole class is well maintained. From age 11, the work load increases rapidly throughout the years, starting with usually 2 pieces per night, and up to 4 at GCSE, which can make balancing school work with other after school activities quite difficult. Each year, there are exams in every taught subject to assess your progress and knowledge of the work covered during the year. This really helps you to prepare well for the style of the GCSE examinations. Many of the subject tutors are very passionate about their subject, and have a very wide base knowledge. For the first 3 years, a wide range of syllabus based and extension subjects are covered, where as during the two GCSE years, things become very much exam focused. From age 13 you become set by academical ability in maths and French, and split into lesson groups randomly for many of the other subjects, so you get to know people in other classes better The Perse girls school offers an amazing range of languages including Italian, Russian, German, French and Spanish, as well as ancient Latin and Greek and After school Japenese lessons. You learn French from age 11, and a second modern language of your choice from age 13. Latin is compulsory till age 14 It must be noted that this school is very competitive, and especially since it is an all girls environment, one can find the classes very competitive, which on one hand encourages you to. more
Perse School for Girls founded 1881 is a Girls only private independent Church of England College Preparatory school located in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Perse School for Girls enrolls Day students only with a total student enrollment of 700 in day student grades K to 12th.
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