The Senior School at St Edward’s College is composed of Years 10 and 11 ranging from age 14 to 15 and forms the three year learning programme for students intending to sit for their MATSEC Examinations (national examinations) or IGCSEs (international examinations). Senior school is also the first point at which students are allowed to choose from a selection of subjects they wish to further their studies in. Past results have shown that for some students, this choice of subject is the first step towards a career in the chosen area of study.
Our students’ pass rates and grades are notably higher than the national average and almost all students pursue further education that allows them to become adept in a variety of professions.
The core curriculum in the Senior School comprises:
- English Language
- English Literature
- C3 (new ICT programme)
- Physical Education
- Personal and Social Development
- Religion/ Ethics
Students must also study one additional language in the Senior School. The languages offered are:
Students must also study 3 optional subjects, one of which must be a science subject. The subjects offered are the following:
- Vocational studies in Information Technology
- Business Studies
- Computer Studies
- Geography/ History
Reaching Their Full Potential
The main role of the Senior School is to reinforce the core values that all Edwardian learners develop, as well as to prepare students for the ever changing world of tomorrow. The senior school educational programme is designed as a lifelong project that allows for both academic and personal development of its learners. Our final aim is to help our students achieve their goals and become independent, compassionate and responsible citizens.
Most boys that attend the senior school are between the ages of 13 and 15. For most teenagers, this is a very challenging period since it is a time in which they are trying to come to terms with physical and psychological changes they are going through. Our senior school teachers offer core development, career guidance and a sensitivity to the needs of each individual student. It is through such an approach that our students are enabled to lead independent social lives and are able to articulate views about current affairs. Although a lot of emphasis is placed on academia, all teachers in the senior school work hard to provide all the necessary support to help our learners successfully go through their adolescent years and achieve their full academic and personal potential.
On a final note, our school maxim of ‘Virtue and Honour’, is always at the forefront of our decisions and express the spirit of Edwardian education. We give our learners the necessary tools to become responsible individuals and creative thinkers and ultimately to improve the world that they will inherit.