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Trips also take place every year to the Imperial War Museum, Warwick Castle and sites of historical interest such as the First World War battlefields and memorials in Belgium and France.

Trek Thailand's Myanmar member went on a trail finding hike in northern Myanmar's snow peaks

In the UVI pupils explore two key art historical periods in depth, developing their own research skills and using critical texts. ‘Invention and illusion: The Renaissance in Italy (1420-1520)’ explores a period of extraordinary artistic achievement focusing on artists/architects such as Botticelli, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. ‘Power and persuasion: The Baroque in Catholic Europe (1597-1685)’ investigates the artistic response to the political and religious turmoil of age in the Italian states, France, Spain and the Spanish Netherlands through the works of artists such as Caravaggio, Rubens, Velazquez, Bernini and Poussin.


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In August 2015, we took our GCSE Production of Be My Baby to the Edinburgh Festival and were awarded a 4-star review. In March 2016, we staged A Shakespeare Soiree at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre with a cast of 220 incorporating drama, dance, choral and orchestral music to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and 120 years of Wycombe Abbey.


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A foundation in the study of six major religious traditions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism), fosters a curious and reflective approach towards issues of religion, ethics and culture. The relationship between belief and practice is considered alongside ethical dilemmas and girls are encouraged to develop empathy for those who share different values.

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At GCSE, girls enter the Cambridge ‘Religion on Film’ competition. There is also a pupil-led Philosophy Society which discusses topics including the media and censorship. It has been fortunate to welcome prestigious speakers such as Simon Blackburn to the School.

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Pupils of all ages are able to take part in optional cookery workshops where expert chefs inspire girls to explore new dishes and have fun when cooking. The Department also runs an annual trip to the Waterside Inn in Bray.

A teacher-led group for girls of all ages.

Pupils are encouraged to discover the pleasures of cooking and to prepare food with confidence. Practical skills are developed and girls are taught everything from how to hold a knife to how to present fine dining and make soufflés. The level of teaching is outstanding and learning from international level chefs, girls are given the organisational skills and poise to experiment with panache.

An instrumental ensemble for all UIII orchestral musicians.

As they begin to live more independently, all girls in the Upper Sixth take part in the Clarence cookery course which introduces them to safe and nutritious cooking. Girls also have the opportunity to complete the industry recognised Leiths Introductory Certificate in Food and Wine. Pupils who embark on this course develop skills to a professional level, cooking three-course meals and exploring new dishes and wines from around the world.