Scarborough College in Scarborough is a leading independent private boarding school for boys and girls in North Yorkshire, England. Scarborough College is delighted with another excellent set of
results in the prestigious International Baccalaureate examinations.
The average point score of over 33 is the best yet for the College,
which has one of the best performing sixth forms in the north of
England, based on its UCAS point scores.
The IB Diploma requires students to study six subjects to an advanced
level, including maths, a modern language and a science. Some students
did particularly well including Francesca Houghton who scored a
blistering 44 points, out of a maximum 45 points. This places her in
the top 2% of students world wide which is pretty impressive!
About the school
Long description: Our primary aim is to challenge and develop the academic ability of each pupil. In small classes, staff can closely monitor academic progress and deliver an individually tailored programme of work so that each child is confidently working to their optimum capacity.
Outstanding GCSE performance reinforces Scarborough College’s strong academic reputation and students regularly receive praise from examining bodies for their individual achievements, placing them at the top of their subject nationally.
The Senior School curriculum builds upon the breadth of subjects introduced throughout the Junior School with Years Seven to Nine offering the traditional disciplines of English, Mathematics, the three Sciences and Modern Foreign Languages alongside a well-structured development of both Humanities and the Arts.
Three languages are studied in Year Seven to Nine and work in the classroom is enhanced by our successful exchange programmes with France, Germany and Spain, through which students can extend their language skills and experience different cultures.
Alongside the core subjects, every student takes at least one Foreign Language plus three other options from a range of subject choices that includes Geography, History, ICT, Business Studies, Art, Drama, Philosophy, Ethics, Music and P.E.
Our Learning Support department plays a pivotal role in sensitively addressing particular needs and challenges, with specialist teachers providing encouragement and assistance where needed.
The quest for excellence extends to our facilities. The College boasts an up to date, well-stocked library along with a dedicated Librarian. This bright and attractive facility offers a comfortably furnished reading area and more formal work stations. The Library incorporates a Higher Education and Careers room together with a computer suite with full internet access and the College’s network is available to students through the excellent computer facilities across the campus.
In all subject areas, well equipped specialist rooms provide superb resources for pursuits such as photography, jewellery design, musical composition and scientific experimentation.