11 - 18
Prep / Senior (Co-ed)
Midland of England
Founded in 1959
A-Level & GCSE
Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4BW,England
Key Information & Geographic location in the UK
Shiplake College is a comparatively young independent school . It is a day and boarding school for boys aged 11 to 18 years old and girls aged 16 to 18. It is located in the south of Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, building around a nineteenth-century mansion.
Shiplake College aims to provide a friendly and supportive environment for students to flourish. It encourages students to realize their own and full potential, and to achieve a measure of personal success in at least one area of school life.
Its Year 9 curriculum is to ensure the boys are well-prepared to begin GCSE courses. They are encouraged to identify own strengths and skills, and select the subjects they would continue studying. As long as they begin the GCSE course, they need to study three core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science, so as four elective courses.
The school is aware of a new style of ‘reformed’ GCSE, which suggests teaching GCSE subjects in a linear fashion, with no coursework, assessment would mainly by a final examination. Students will be graded by numbers 9 to 1. Grade 9 is the top grade which can be achieved by fewer students who got the old A*; Grade 4 roughly equivalent to a C grade, which is recognized as a standard ‘Pass’. Shiplake College is considering the best curriculum design which ensures students can have the greatest chance of success at GCSE.
In the Sixth Form, the majority of students would choose to pursue three subjects. A-Level subjects and BTEC courses are all possible options to select. Students joining Year 12 will study the PULSE programme, which is meant to facilitate the academic and personal core skills in Sixth Form students. An Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), or a Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) is part of the course. While at the end of Year 12, all students will acquire a certain number of UCAS points for university entry. Students’ academic potential and suitability for certain degree courses can be examined.
In 2019, Shiplake students achieved satisfying results. 88% of GCSE grades were awarded at 4 or above. For A-Level, 37% of students gained A*-A.
Boarding and Pastoral Care for students:
Pastoral care is crucial area to develop. It is built upon the House system which divides students in Year 9 and above to five core Houses. Housemasters or Housemistress, staff, the House Matron and tutors will offer help in academic, co-curricular, emotional and social domains. House systems allow every staff member to know each students individually and thoroughly.
Shiplake College provides a wide range of co-curricular activities. Co-curricular programme is also a part of the College timetable, including Music, Design and Technology and Art. Other activities are timetabled for two hours and 50 minutes per week across two sessions.
Sport is important for Shiplake College with proud reputation. An expansive grounds provide a perfect setting for sports, while the Boat Club can easily access to its own stretch of the River Thames. Rowing, Rugby, Football, Hockey, Crickets are the main sports developed. Some of the athletes are reaching regional and national level.
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School Ranking 2019
A-Level A* - A
A-Level A* - B
GCSE 9 - 7
GCSE 9 - 4
Year 7 - £34,890
Year 8 - £34,890
Year 9 - £34,890
Year 10 - £34,890
Year 11 - £34,890
Year 12 - £34,890
Year 13 - £34,890
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