rning programme is made up
of five interlinking elements that together provide a life-defining education
for our students: academics, activities, outdoor education, personal and social
education and service. These elements combine to provide our students with a
values-based education that develops them as individuals and as members of a
The programme is based
around our UWCSEA profile, which describes the skills and
qualities we expect all members of our community to embody, as global citizens
and independent learners. Learners at UWCSEA are committed to being aware, able
and active and, through their influence and leadership, to inspiring others to
work towards a common goal for the greater good.
Supporting the profile are
the learning principles, which describe what we know about
how students learn. These principles inform our practice and help us to develop
Primary School (Infant
and Junior) - Kindergarten 1 to Grade 5
The Primary School
curriculum is designed to enhance a child's natural curiosity and sense of
inquiry, and to foster independence and an enthusiasm for learning.
research, social and self-management skills are developed in a progressive
order, recognising children's differing learning styles and the varied paces at
which they learn as they progress through to Grade 5.
Middle School - Grades 6
As students progress to the
Middle School they refine the core interdisciplinary skills initiated in the
Primary School and have more subject specialist teachers guiding them in the
fundamental subject-specific skills required for higher studies in related
Students have a broad and
balanced range of subjects, with the opportunity to develop in all relevant
areas; from physical, technical, creative, numerate and deductive, rational and
experimental, to empathic and evaluative.
Upper School - Grades 9
Students study for seven or
eight IGCSEs over a two-year course in Grades 9 and 10. Those joining the
College in Grade 10 undertake the Foundation IB programme, entailing the study
of 10 subjects. Both programmes prepare students with subject-specific skills
and knowledge as a foundation for the IB Diploma.
Many students study the
College's own IGCSE-recognised, interdisciplinary issues-based course to expose
them to the skills of critical thinking, interpreting biases, communication and
internationalism which are applicable in the IB Diploma.
Senior School - Grades
11 and 12
The majority of students in
Grade 11 and 12 prepare for an IB Diploma. This internationally-recognised
pre-university qualification enjoys an excellent reputation with schools
and universities worldwide appreciating its academic breadth, rigour, and
personal challenge. A small number of students study for a reduced range of
subject-specific IB certificate courses.
Dover Campus is the longest
standing IB Diploma School in the Asia Pacific region and one of the largest IB
Diploma schools in the world. Our experience of the IB Diploma Programme led to
our development of the Grade 10 Foundation IB programme. The UWC movement was
influential in the conception of the IB Diploma model and continues to be part
of its development.
Both campuses are IB World
Schools, accredited to offer the IB Diploma.