Upper School encompasses students in Grades 9 and 10 who are studying either the (I)GCSE or the UWCSEA Grade 10 Foundation IB curriculum. The students are a unique combination: there are those who are continuing at the College and some new to UWCSEA, with a mix of day students and boarding students.
One quality we look for in all our Upper School students is a positive approach to learning. Central to the College values is the view that effort and commitment are vital qualities if a student is to be happy and successful. Upper School students at UWCSEA are expected to maintain A/B effort profiles and be actively and positively engaged in the classroom setting. We encourage our students to be self-disciplined and considerate of others.
Grade 9 and 10 students are also encouraged to appreciate the value of service and involve themselves in the many opportunities offered by the College. Taking on greater responsibility is one of the critical character traits expected of Upper School students. Upper School students are encouraged to uphold the belief that action and individual endeavour can make a difference.
Finding their place as active participants, valued partners and aspiring leaders is the essence of a Upper School student. Our expectations for Upper School students are high, but the support, expertise, and opportunities are available and we find that our students not only meet these expectations but also often exceed them.