About Warwick Academy
Founded in 1662, Warwick Academy is one of the longest continually operating schools in the Western Hemisphere and is the oldest school in Bermuda. It is named after the English colonial administrator Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick who gave the original land.
Benefitting from centuries of educational excellence Warwick Academy offers its bright and motivated and diverse student body a unique journey of discovery. It’s a selective, co-educational school catering for over 750 children between the ages of 4 and 19. It aims to provide a world-class education with respect to its students’ academic and social progression alongside the development of an international perspective. It offers a dynamic programme of academics, sports, music, drama and a wide range of extracurricular activities.
CURRICULUM AND STRUCTURE
Primary 1-6 UK National Curriculum Key Stages 1 & 2
Middle Secondary 7-9 UK National Curriculum Key Stage 3
Upper Secondary 10-11 UK National Curriculum Key Stage 4 IGCSE and GCSE external examinations
Sixth Form 12-13 International Baccalaureate Diploma or Individual Subjects
Since 1996 the school has adopted the United Kingdom National Curriculum and students write the IGCSE and GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11 (Grade 10). Students generally pursue 8 – 11 subjects to IGCSE/GCSE examination level. All take English Language, English Literature and Mathematics, a Science (Chemistry, Physics or Biology), a Foreign Language (French, Spanish) and a Humanity (Geography, History, Business Studies or Information Technology) and Global Citizenship. Additional subjects are chosen from the above list and from Art, Food & Nutrition, Design Technology (Resistant Materials), Computer Science, Graphics, Physical Education, Drama and Music.
IGCSE/GCSE RESULTS 2014
99.75% passes across all subjects with 84.66% (55 out of 65 students) achieving 5 or more A* - C grades including Mathematics and English – the UK Average is 68%.
ENROLLMENT IN THE IB PROGRAMME
In the Sixth Form, Year 12 and Year 13, (US Grade 11 and 12) students are enrolled in either the IB Diploma Programme or the IB Individual Subjects. Students graduate from Warwick Academy at the completion of Year 13 (Grade 12).
2014 – 2016 Y12 (Grade 11/IB1) 60 students / 2012 – 2014 Y13 (Grade 12/IB2) 37 students
IB RESULTS CLASS OF 2014
Diploma pass rate: 100% (World pass rate 78%).
Individual subjects pass rate: 100%
Candidates entered for IB Diploma: 24
Warwick Academy IB Diploma points average: 32.38 World IB Diploma points average: 29
- At Warwick Academy, we do not rank internally and do not calculate a GPA.
- IB students (Year 12 & 13) are assessed according to the IB criteria.
- We use the EDEXCEL and Cambridge (CIE) I/GCSE examination boards.
- Year 10 & 11 students are assessed using the IGCSE/GCSE grades on a 9 point scale:
A* A B C D E F G (U)
- Grade A* is awarded for the highest level of achievement and grade G indicates the lowest level. The U indicates an unclassified result (fail).
- Years 1 – 9 are assessed using the UK National Curriculum level descriptors 1 through 8.