Brisbane Girls Grammar School’s curriculum is designed to nurture exceptional scholarship and to educate students in a broad and liberal way by ensuring that they are engaged in a wide range of disciplines.
The curriculum is based on the School’s philosophy of learning, which encompasses the three key elements of knowledge, skills and teaching practice (pedagogy). We focus on learning how to learn well, promoting a positive learning mindset, and maximising learning with productive cognitive and behavioural techniques. Our teaching emphasises the capacity of an individual to learn, educating the girls to embrace academic challenges and how to benefit from the struggles they may encounter.
The introduction of the Australian Curriculum has allowed us to examine and refine our understanding of quality education. As such it is being implemented in a systematic and thoughtful way beginning with Year 7. This approach minimises the conceptual gaps which may be associated with a major curriculum change while allowing us to create units which achieve our educational objectives.
The School’s commitment to exceptional teaching provides authentic and empowering learning environments for students. Our teachers foster rigour and deep understanding, educating the girls to use disciplined and critical inquiry. Students are taught to understand connectedness across different contexts and become engaged with their learning and the learning process.
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