Our style of teaching is designed to enrich and extend understanding. We give pupils plenty of opportunity to take initiative in their learning. Collaborative and independent research projects, presentations, seminar-style discussion and a rich variety of enthusiastically attended pupil-led societies encourage pupils to learn actively and from each other. As a result many are inspired to enter competitions and with great success, including international Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Linguistics Olympiads and the IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Prize.
An unusual feature of the Sixth form curriculum at Westminster is that most pupils take four subjects at A-Level and/or Pre-U instead of three, alongside a programme of academic enrichment courses ranging from ‘Genes and Memes’ and ‘Early Modern Political Thought’ through to ‘Russian Cinema’ and ‘Arabic’.