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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Sixth Form at Goldsmiths

The Goldsmiths Progression Scheme (The Goldsmiths University on London) is designed to last from January until November 2020.

The Goldsmiths Progression Scheme (The Goldsmiths University of London) is designed to last from January until November 2020. It gives students the opportunity to explore a strand of study such as Business (Economics, Management and Marketing), Code (Computing, Games Programming and Animation), Creative (Art, Design, Art History and Arts Management), Mind (Psychology and Neuroscience), Power (Law, Politics, International Relations and History), Society (Anthropology, Sociology, Criminology and Religion), Word (English, Creative Writing and Journalism) and Choice (Multi-subject).

With workshops led by PhD students as well as visits across London, support throughout the UCAS application process and careers advice, students can confidently make their next step. The monthly meetings also give students a chance to learn about student life, to gain skills, meet new people, discover more about their subject interests and enhance their applications to university.

On Wednesday 5th February 2020, students had a meeting, where they got the chance to further explore their chosen area. In this case, Computer Code and Society.

Code students were taken to a computer room where they had introductory lessons on how to code on an interactive online website. This built up their knowledge as they work towards their final goal: programming a game under 60 minutes. The exciting prospect was enough to get all Code students – programmers or not – focused and immersed in the experience, completely forgetting about the shyness that comes with meeting new people, they immediately shared ideas and previous knowledge.

Society students were taken to a lecture hall where they delved into the history of Colonialism and Mass Incarceration. They learned about the New Era of Confinement in the USA in the 1980s; about Thomas Mathiesen, the Norwegian sociologist that wrote The Politics of Abolitionism, Prison On Trial and Silently Silenced; and Mass Incarceration of native people in Australia that still goes on to this day, and many more things that left students with pages and pages of notes.

After the interesting lectures, students were taken to a lecture hall with the other strands and there they had a talk on the societies at Goldsmiths and the power of the student union they had there. Students volunteered ideas for new societies such as Sleep Society, which was quickly shot down by the speaker. After being taken back to their original rooms, Code students learned more about coding on Java script and were left wanting to know more, and Society students learned more about their original topics and how Religion and Youth affected it. Now students cannot wait for their next monthly meeting which will be held on Tuesday, 3rd March.

Giovanna, 12RGO