We nurture students to develop as independent learners to get the most out of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated and responsible for their own learning through organizational skills, developing confidence through public speaking, perfecting exam techniques building resilience, developing empathy, teamwork and leadership skills. In addition, students benefit from global perspectives, through our Student Council, student expeditions, Global Campus platform and international competitions.
From Year 7-9 students are encouraged to think critically, articulate their ideas persuasively, take risks, learn from mistakes, develop problem-solving skills, undertake project work, challenge themselves and explore individual interests as independent learners.
During Year 10 and 11, students are prepared for the rigours of (I)GCSE exams. Students continue to learn English, Mathematics and Science whilst also specialising in subject areas which reflect their interests, strengths and aspirations. Students typically study between 8-10 IGCSEs depending upon their learning preference, which culminate in the IGCSE examinations.The courses students will follow are designed to engage and stimulate and students will have to rise to the many challenges they will face. Teaching will cater for a variety of learning styles, so for students who like to work independently or in a group, or those who like to read about things or prefer a more ‘hands-on’ approach, whatever their strengths, there will be opportunities for all.