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Our Aims and Objectives

AIMS OF KING WILLIAM'S COLLEGE AND THE BUCHAN ("THE SCHOOL")

Our aims must take account of the context in which we operate ...

In this context our aims can be stated as follows:

  1. A SENSE OF COMMUNITY. We aim to create bonds of friendship and mutual support which will last a lifetime.

  2. ACADEMIC RIGOUR. We are proud of our academic offering and tradition. Therefore our aim is to continue to offer an education with academic rigour at its heart. This aim also informs our approach to the curriculum, in particular our endorsement of the values and internationalism of the International Baccalaureate.

  3. FOCUS ON THE INDIVIDUAL. Having regard to our size and ethos, our relatively broad academic ability range and our ambition to cater for the most able, our aim is to provide teaching and learning which supports and stretches the individual. We aim to provide a school environment, support mechanisms, communications with parents and an enrichment programme to fulfil this aim.

  4. BREADTH. We also aim to provide an education which offers a wide range of opportunity outside the classroom. So our aim is to offer a programme of sport, drama, music and a broad range of extra-curricular activities to fulfil this aim, to celebrate diversity and encourage mutual respect.

Sixth form here is like no other sixth form and that is not just because of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. It’s the way we are treated like adults, have plenty of freedom and are trusted.

U6 Student