In the Senior School, which will be fully open by 2020, we focus keenly on academic achievement, looking always to inspire curiosity, creativity and compassion as we do so. We are here to enrich our pupils’ lives with enjoyment and deep understanding of our global scientific, linguistic and cultural heritage. In doing this, we empower them with the knowledge, skills and independence of mind that will make them responsible – and outstanding – leaders of the future.
In Years 10 and 11, students will work towards external IGCSE examinations in various subjects. Some, such as English, Mathematics and the Sciences, are core subjects; a broad range of others are optional.
In the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) we plan to offer the globally-recognised International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), generally regarded as the world’s premier university entrance qualification, which offers comprehensive preparation for leadership in the workforce of the 21st century. IBDP students study six subjects, at the same time taking the IB’s signature Theory of Knowledge course, writing an Extended Essay and – very importantly – engaging in CAS (Creativity, Action, Service).
Every member of Wellington College has high expectations – of ourselves and of others; we insist that working hard, and intelligently, must always be the basis of success. We believe strongly that learning is most rewarding in a community that is lively, co-operative, curious and tolerant.