International Baccalaureate (IB)
Learner Profile

Tuesday 7 July 2020

What makes an Edwardian? Edwardians have long been admired for their values.

But what are these values?

For over 90 years this college has prided itself on turning boys into gentleman. Gentleman who are respectful, smart, well-mannered, and knowledgeable about the world they live in.

 St Edward’s also has a long history of having students that come from far and wide, allowing our students to learn from one another and share their history and heritage. Diversifying their understanding of the world.

In 2015, the school introduced TUL as an approach to our curriculum. TUL stands for Think, Understand, Learn. In simple terms, we want students to understand something before they learn it and, to understand it, they need to think about it.

This has shifted our pedagogical approach towards encouraging learners to discover through inquiry and become reflective, curious thinkers that aren’t afraid of taking risks in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding.

These Edwardian values, along with TUL, fit seamlessly with one another, as well as with, what is known in our Sixth Form, as the IB Learner profile.

Every IB program and school is committed to the development of students towards becoming more internationally minded, well-rounded and compassionate individuals that can be a positive influence on society.

The Values, according to the IB learner profile, are;

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective 

In the coming weeks we will be releasing a series of posts in which we will share how we are developing these values in our students, across all sections of the school.