"At Haileybury, we seek to prepare each individual pupil to develop academically and achieve at the highest possible level. We are above all a learning community and our Curriculum Policy aspires to foster in pupils and teachers alike a love of learning and an understanding of how to do so."
Simon Smith Deputy Head (Academic)
At Haileybury we deliver a demanding and varied teaching programme with the aim that every pupil shall develop academically and achieve their first-choice university.
We combine excellent scholarship with traditional rigour and forward-looking, contemporary teaching. This is supported by excellent facilities, extensive study resources and a robust enrichment programme for each course.
As an academic school, we understand that by integrating both curricular and co-curricular, pupils will develop self-esteem, self confidence and the attributes required for life-long learning.
Such attributes are enshrined in our Haileybury Habits of: Resourcefulness; Resilience; Reflection; Courage; Inquisitiveness and Organisation. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Haileybury also embraces the 10 qualities in the IB learner profile, placing learning at its core as a means as well as an end.
Our curriculum is designed to be engaging for pupils at every stage of their Haileybury career.
Pupils in the Lower School and Removes (Years 7,8 and 9) follow a broad curriculum to develop familiarity with a wide range of skills and subjects. These include linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical, aesthetic and creative aspects of education.
Every pupil entering Removes also benefits from our Haileybury Horizons course, distinctive to the College and designed to broaden cultural horizons, global mindedness and develop key skills such as critical thinking.
Middles and Fifths typically study 10 I/GCSEs. These include a core of English Language, Mathematics, Religious Studies, Combined Science and a Modern Foreign Language. Optional subjects at this level supplement and broaden their curricular experience, with an extra 'creative' I/GCSE (currently Art or DT) also available.
There is no single route to preparing for university or employment. We offer a choice between A Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB), which are both demanding and well-respected programmes.
A Level pupils are also offered the opportunity to engage in the Core elements of the IB Diploma to enrich the A Level diet and foster closer integration among the Sixth Form community.
British values lie at the centre of our approach. Our teaching precludes the promotion of partisan views in any subject and encourages a balanced presentation of opposing political views. As an IB World School, Haileybury embraces the IB's mission statement that "we understand that other people with their differences can be right."
All pupils follow an active PHSE programme, delivered through a variety of means, and receive appropriate careers guidance.
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