Frensham’s Jamieson Programme is built on the belief that exposure to challenges in a secure environment can awaken in young people a belief in themselves that will stay with them throughout their lives.
Adolescence can be a time for pushing boundaries and risk-taking. Our Jamieson Programme addresses one of the most important questions we consider as educators: ‘What is worth learning in a complex and rapidly changing world?’ (David Perkins, Harvard University, 2014)
With a focus on health and fitness, critical and ethical thinking, service and leadership, the Jamieson Programme helps girls gain confidence and courage to deal with the unfamiliar territory ahead. It also challenges students to consider the difference they can make, individually and as part of a group, when exploring real social, political and environmental issues.
The Jamieson Programme includes student participation in Cambridge courses:
- Year 9: (IGSCE) Global Perspectives – providing opportunities for enquiry into, and reflection on, key global issues from a personal, local, national and global perspective.
- Year 10: (AS Level) General Paper – an advanced multi-disciplinary course taught by a team of staff, challenging thinking and requiring rigorous academic writing.
We are emerging as global thinkers who do not just picture our own lives but consider the perspectives of others. (Year 8)
You don’t have to do something extraordinary in your life to make a change in the world; little steps can have a big impact. (Year 9)