Curriculum

The Aiglon curriculum is designed to develop the whole person.

In the words of our founder, John Corlette, education is about helping each individual to become “truly and intensely alive”, and our focus on the whole child means you will be stretched and nurtured whatever your ability.

The Aiglon curriculum extends far beyond academics. We offer a huge range of activities, including our expeditions programme, service and leadership, sport, music, art, and drama. We encourage all students to develop their skills and talents, and we work hard to build their character and resilience.

Our students sit a variety of International GCSE (IGCSE) exams, GCSE exams, and O Levels in the Fourth and Fifth Forms. In the Sixth Form, we follow the challenging International Baccalaureate Diploma programme (IB Diploma) to ensure access to the world’s leading universities. We also help students prepare for other exams such as the American SATs, and a variety of English examinations (IELTS, First Certificate in English (FCE) and Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)).

We were conceived as a small school and we continue to be so; students receive exceptional levels of individual attention. We provide excellent support for students whose first language is not English, and for those who have mild dyslexia or other moderate special educational needs.

A grading system called "Mark Reading" is used in every year group in the school, with marks given for both effort and attainment. These marks are used to calculate grade point averages and award end-of-year prizes. During each term, students also take internal exams in most subjects. Parents receive regular updates and are welcome to contact their child’s tutor or Houseparents with any concerns.