The academic curriculum

Our curriculum sits at the very heart of the College’s ethos and offers our students the opportunities, knowledge and confidence to ensure that they are fully equipped to be highly successful and effective independent thinkers, with a genuine passion for learning.


We offer a completely inclusive programme of qualifications, from entry level and vocational subjects to more traditional GCSE subjects, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Programme (CP). From September 2020, we will begin our journey to offering the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). This wide choice of subjects allows for a tailored curriculum, which ensures all of our students succeed and are prepared for the next stage of their studies.


Our curriculum combines academic excellence with enrichment and personal development. It prepares our students for a world beyond the classroom, and through their learning, they become well-rounded, caring and highly motivated individuals, set for success. Our staff pledge to deliver inspiring and engaging lessons, leading to outstanding achievement for all.


As an IB World School, the IB’s philosophy is at the centre of our academic curriculum. This, alongside the ‘IVC Core’, develops learners who are inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and motivated to succeed. As part of our commitment to being a truly international College, we are also one of few colleges to offer five different languages at GCSE, including: Modern European, Japanese and Latin.