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IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme is offered at Wellington Senior School

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The Senior School at Wellington College offers the best British education for high school pupils in Shanghai. Pupils study the IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme.

Creating tomorrow’s leaders

The Wellington College Shanghai Senior School curriculum instils in pupils an abiding passion for the global scientific, linguistic and cultural heritage. Pupils are encouraged to pursue a diversity of courses and extend themselves beyond their comfort zone. They graduate empowered with the knowledge, skills and independence of mind that will make them effective and responsible leaders in the future.

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Globally recognised qualifications

At Wellington’s Senior School, the year 10 and 11 pupils work toward the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination qualifications. The IGCSE curriculum provides them with a comprehensive mix of core subjects, such as English, mathematics and science along with options in the humanities, arts and PE. Sixth Form pupils study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). This is the world’s premier university entrance qualification and incorporates academics with the arts, physical fitness and community service.  

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Pupils in years 10 and 11 in the English National Curriculum study for GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) between the ages of 14 and 16. Wellington’s Senior School offers a similar model, studying mostly IGCSEs (International GCSEs). The content is often very close in style. The programme comprises three compulsory subjects: English, mathematics and chemistry. Options are available within a structured framework They consist of the sciences, foreign languages, humanities and art and electives. Subject choice is informed largely by what pupils will be required to take in their final two years, 12 and 13, for the IBDP.

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Globally recognised

The results of the IGCSE exams may be used in the UK by selective schools to set barriers to study the IB Diploma or A Levels in the sixth form (years 12 and 13). Most universities worldwide recognise the IGCSE qualification because they are likely to have experience with British pupils, and it is the standard British national qualification for pupils of that age.

Wellington College International Shanghai


As an IB school in Shanghai, Wellington’s Senior School offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) not only because it is the world’s premier university entrance qualification, but also because it so closely aligns with the holistic education philosophy. In addition to six academic subjects, the IBDP includes three core requirements designed to help the pupils achieve greater academic and personal development.

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Beyond academics

At Wellington College International Shanghai’s Senior School, pupils will extend themselves with a programme comprising an Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and Creativity, Action and Service (CAS). But it goes beyond academics. The IBDP incorporates arts, physical fitness and community service components as well. When the pupils complete the IBDP, they will be more mature, capable and responsible young adults equipped with all the tools they need to excel in higher education and on their future career paths.

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Company Name: Wellington College International Shanghai
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Phone: +86-21 5185-3866
Address:No.1500 Yao Long Road, Pudong New District
City: Shanghai
Country: China

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