SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
Warwick Academy was founded in 1662 and is commonly said to be the oldest school in continuous operation in the Western Hemisphere. The school caters to students 4 – 18 years of age and has an enrollment of 830 with a teaching staff of 84. Warwick Academy is an academically selective, co-educational school, essentially organised along British lines, which seeks a diverse college bound student body.
CURRICULUM AND STRUCTURE
Reception Early Years Programme
Primary Years 1-6 UK National Curriculum Key Stages 1 & 2
Secondary Years 7-9 UK National Curriculum Key Stage 3
Secondary Years 10-11 UK National Curriculum Key Stage 4
IGCSE /GCSE external examinations
Sixth Form Years 12-13 International Baccalaureate Diploma, Individual Subjects or BTEC
Since 1996 the school has adopted the United Kingdom National Curriculum and students write the IGCSE and GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11 (Grade 10). Students generally pursue 8 – 11 subjects to IGCSE/GCSE examination level. All take English Language, English Literature and Mathematics, a Science (Chemistry, Physics or Biology), a Foreign Language (French, Spanish) and a Humanity (Geography, History, Business Studies or Information Technology) and Global Citizenship. Additional subjects are chosen from the above list and from Art, Food & Nutrition, Design Technology (Resistant Materials), Computer Science, Graphics, Physical Education, Drama and Music. The International Baccalaureate (IB) and BTEC are examined in the Sixth Form.
IGCSE/GCSE RESULTS 2015
99.4% passes across all subjects with 85% (51 out of 60 students) achieving 5 or more A* - C grades including Mathematics and English – UK Average: 68%. The top student at the school achieved 9A* and 1A grade (we report only one result should a student sit a course with two different external examination boards).
ENROLLMENT IN THE SIXTH FORM
In the Sixth Form, Year 12 and Year 13, (US Grade 11 and 12) students are enrolled in the IB Diploma, IB Individual Subjects or the BTEC program of study. Students graduate from Warwick Academy at the completion of Year 13 (Grade 12).
2015 – 2017 Y12 (Grade 11/IB1) 54 students
2014 – 2016 Y13 (Grade 12/IB2) 56 students
IB RESULTS – GRADUATING CLASS OF 2015
Diploma pass rate: 96% (World pass rate 78%) – Including the school's first 45 point score.
Individual subjects pass rate: 100%
Candidates entered for IB Diploma: 26
Warwick Academy IB Diploma points average: 32.65 (World IB Diploma points average: 29)
• At Warwick Academy, we do not rank internally and do not calculate a GPA.
• IB students (Year 12 & 13) are assessed according to the IB criteria.
• We use the EDEXCEL and Cambridge (CIE) I/GCSE examination boards.
• Year 10 & 11 students are assessed using the IGCSE/GCSE grades on a 9 point scale:
A* A B C D E F G (U)
• Grade A* is awarded for the highest level of achievement and grade G indicates the lowest level. The U indicates an unclassified result (fail).
• Years 1 – 9 are assessed using the UK National Curriculum level descriptors 1 through 8.
TERTIARY DESTINATIONS 2012 - 2015
Berklee College of Music, USA
University College London (UCL), UK
|University of Aberystwyth, UK
University of Auckland, New Zealand
University of Bristol, UK
University of British Columbia, Canada
University of Cambridge, UK
University of East Anglia, UK
University of East London, UK
University of Edinburgh, UK
University of Exeter, UK
University of Greenwich, UK
University of Guelph, Canada
University of Hertfordshire, UK
University of Kent, UK
University of King's College, UK
University of Manchester, UK
University of Middlesex, UK
University of Nottingham, UK
University of Oxford, UK
University of Sheffield, UK
University or Stirling, UK
University of Southampton, UK
University of Surrey, UK
University of Sussex, UK
University of Toronto, Canada
University of Victoria, Canada
University of Warwick, UK
University of Waterloo, Canada
University of the West of England, UK
University of Western Ontario, Canada
University of Winchester, UK
University of Wyoming, USA
Utah State University, USA
Warwickshire College, UK
Wake Forest University, US