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Senior School Curriculum

  • International Baccalaureate (Year 12 and 13)
  • IGCSE (Year 10 and 11 - Key Stage 4)
  • Key Stage 3 (Year 7, 8 and 9)

IB (International Baccalaureate)

Now widely regarded as the leading school leaving qualification and recognised by the best universities across the world, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme has been in place at St George’s for the past 16 years. The IB Diploma combines rigorous academic standards with intellectual breadth to develop young people who are literate, numerate, aware of their world socially and scientifically and able to communicate their experiences in at least two languages. Additional components in research, critical thought and community service complete the education of very well-rounded individuals equipped for life in the 21st century.

UCAS (the official UK University admissions office) says that four and a half A grades at A level are equivalent to 35 points in the IB. Our whole school average in 2017 increased to 35.9. 

IGCSE (Key Stage 4)

Years 10 and 11 (ages 14-16) take up to ten GCSEs from a large range of subjects. This is the standard for UK independent schools, with the slight difference that we take mostly International GCSEs rather than UK ones. They count the same in all regards. In 2016 at St. George's, 59% of all grades were A or A*. Visit the Results page for more details.

Key Stage 3

In Years 7-9 all pupils follow a curriculum based on the UK National Curriculum but enhanced to meet the needs of pupils at St George's.  KS3 pupils sit annual exams at the end of each year, across their core subjects, which help monitor and assess performance as they progress towards IGCSE. Their curriculum is greatly enhanced with many off-timetable, cross-curricular activities.