Learning Overview

We develop open-minded, well balanced learners through exploring values, using a range of styles to develop caring, principled learners in an inclusive environment.

Our interactive and collaborative approach to teaching allows our students to become intellectually curious and fulfil the IBO Learner Profile in an academically rigorous context.

We believe in a coherent learning experience where students can identify and appreciate the links between academic subjects and develop a range of skills that will facilitate lifelong learning. This is supported by our movement towards a skills-based curriculum, based on the IBO’s Approaches to Learning (ATLs), where the emphasis is on ensuring that students develop in the 5 key areas of:

Thinking

Communication

Social Skills

Self-management

Research

Student learning is structured to ensure an ease of transition and includes two phases:

Middle School (Years 7-10) is where students study a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to develop our students into skilled, passionate and internationally-minded lifelong learners.

In Year 10, students begin studying (I)GCSEs that include the Core Curriculum of Mathematics, English, Science and ICT as well as students opting for subjects that create a balance between Languages, Individuals and Societies, Creativity and Technology.

Senior School (Years 11-13) is where students complete their (I)GCSEs and subsequently move towards studying the IB Diploma or taking a more vocational approach to learning through BTECs.

Subjects are organised into learning areas that reflect the structure of the IB Diploma and are also supported by the Access team.