Creativity is recognised and celebrated at St Edmund’s – whether devising a plan of attack on the sports field, prioritising prep commitments or interpreting a piece of music or film. It both sets our pupils apart today, and will prove invaluable to them in the future.
Sixth Formers are encouraged to think critically and to question world issues of political, ethical and spiritual importance. They benefit from an extremely wide range of subject choices, with high-quality learning punctuated by regular meaningful assessment. This interval learning approach enables them to gain valuable examination practice and achieve the best possible results. The Academic Enrichment Programme allows for extension and development of interests, and many pupils complete the Extended Project Qualification – an invaluable opportunity to follow a rigorous research programme.
At A-level it is more gratifying to investigate and interrogate an academic subject than to learn by rote, and so intellectual ambition, exploration and invention are key elements of the curriculum. Our expert teachers share passion for their subjects which, combined with their role as academic mentors, ensures that they inspire, push and support pupils in every aspect of their learning.