We believe that learning should be fun and exciting. We want to harness our students’ natural enthusiasm and curiosity and encourage them to ask probing questions and to reflect on their learning. The College has a tradition of encouraging students to think for themselves and with appropriate support and guidance, to take responsibility for their own learning.
We help students to identify the ways in which they learn the best and we encourage them to build on their strengths. Challenge and the acquisition of new transferable skills are key elements which are integrated into our teaching programmes.
As an academic school, our excellent GCSE and A Level results reflect the high achievement that we expect from our students. We expect them to be the best that they can be and achieve the results that they are capable of achieving.
Great emphasis is played on the importance of having a rounded education, with a balance of the Arts, Sciences and creative subjects. Innovation is a key element of our curriculum. We have a superb purpose built Design Centre, where our students are taught Design Technology, Art, Photography, Home Economics, Textiles and Media Studies in our light, modern facilities.
The College offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and clubs, including Drama, Big Band, orchestras, ensembles and chamber choir. There are numerous other activities on offer at lunchtime and after school, as can be seen in our Enrichment Booklet, giving information about extra-curricular clubs and activities.
The Langford Sports Centre, which we use for our Physical Education programme, as well as our extra-curricular programme, includes a sports hall, gym, swimming pool, dance studio and fitness suite. JCG is well known for its excellent netball and hockey teams and many of our students represent the island in Hockey, Netball and Athletics.
Students in the 6th Form are given leadership opportunities and responsibility which will help equip them for life at university. We have a vibrant, high achieving 6th Form and as well as working hard to attain academic success, students are encouraged to participate and lead a variety of fundraising activities and community service, in order to prepare them for life beyond school.
Students learn best when their emotional needs are recognised and met. Our pastoral team at College consist of the tutors, the Heads of Year, the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and the school counsellor. Our SENCO works with the gifted and talented students as well as with those experiencing learning difficulties. A College buddying system also ensures that students new to the school are helped to settle in quickly and get involved in school life.
We have a superb House system, with six Houses. This is a vertical grouping arrangement, which provides opportunity for building friendships with students in other year groups as well as taking part in a variety of activities, including sport, Music and Drama activities for their House.
We recognise that a lot of valuable learning takes place outside the classroom and JCG staff organise a wide range of activities and trips in order to give students’ valuable skills and experience outside the classroom. We support a wide range of local and international charities.
We hope that you will enjoy browsing through our website and take a look at our school publications, including our half term Parent Briefings and our Enrichment Booklet, giving details of the extra curricular clubs and activities that are on offer at JCG. All these qualities contribute towards JCG being an excellent choice of school for your daughter’s education. Enjoy.