We aim to deliver a curriculum which encourages our pupils to achieve their academic, spiritual, social, physical and creative potential. As a result, we have created the Wycliffe Baccalaureate. The Wycliffe Baccalaureate is an exciting innovation, which sets us apart from many other Prep Schools. Pupils follow the outline of the National Curriculum, yet is adapted and extended to meet the needs of all of our pupils, including those with SEND and those recognised as Gifted & Talented.
The Wycliffe Baccalaureate celebrates both the breadth of our curriculum and the range of skills and talents inherent in our pupils. It seeks to recognise and reward the skills they will develop during their education at Wycliffe. It looks at the whole child and the contributions each of them makes to our school.
Pupils are encouraged, and ultimately required through the Wycliffe Baccalaureate, to take responsibility for their own learning. It should be viewed by pupils as something to aim for and achieve, and should promote high expectations, independence, attainment and success.
The Wycliffe Baccalaureate, links directly to our grading system, comprising both pupil ‘Performance Grades’ awarded against ‘Age-related Expectations’, and pupil achievement against ‘Attitude to Learning’ descriptors.
The Wycliffe Baccalaureate seeks to foster 8 key learning attitudes that we expect all our pupils to aspire to:
In KS1, the principle focus is on achievement against the ‘Attitudes to Learning’ across all subjects, and achievement against subject ‘Age- related Expectations’ in English and Mathematics.
In KS2, the focus is on achievement against the ‘Attitudes to Learning’ across all subjects, and achievement against subject ‘Age-related Expectations’ in English, Mathematics and Science.
In KS3, the WB takes on a greater depth, with the focus on achievement against the ‘Attitudes to Learning’ across all subjects, and achievement against subject ‘Age Related Expectations’ in all subjects. Pupil achievement across their time in Years 7 & 8 informs a WB diploma, which is awarded to each pupil at the end of Year 8 at one of the four levels of ‘Foundation Pass, Pass, Merit & Distinction’.
We want our pupils to be ready for the many diverse challenges the future may throw at them, preparing them for the uncertain and ever-changing world that awaits.