Westminster is one of the foremost centres of academic excellence in the country. However, our commitment to the academic life does not manifest itself in an educative style that revolves around the passing of examinations.
When boys first arrive at the school, aged 13, they follow a common yet comprehensive programme of study. This includes English, Maths, the Sciences, Geography, History, Religious Studies, French and Classics, as well as Art, Drama, Music and Electronics, Design and Computer Science. They also benefit from a broad Wellbeing (PSHE) programme and two afternoons of Sport each week.
As pupils progress through the school they are encouraged to make more of their own subject choices. In Years 10 and 11 boys are prepared for 10 or 11 GCSEs or IGCSEs, more than half of which they choose for themselves. All pupils must study Maths, English Language, English Literature, French and at least two of the three sciences; however, beyond that the choice of subjects is personal to each pupil and their parents.
In the Sixth Form our boys and girls normally take four A-level or Pre-U courses, all of which are chosen by the pupils themselves. We pride ourselves on offering an excellent range of subjects, all of which are taught by specialist staff; more detailed and current information on these can be found in our Sixth Form Courses Brochure.