Academics

Aitchison College is an accredited Cambridge School and Cambridge Examination Centre, as well as a provider of Agha Khan FSc, FA and Matric in senior years. We are committed to an academic programme that challenges boys and prepares them for seamless transition between year levels throughout our three schools: Junior, Prep and Senior. All teaching is shaped by modern pedagogy and subject departments led by well qualified and highly experienced Heads of Department who are supported by an Academic Coordinator and Deputy Head reporting to each Head of School. We drive learning through creative, activity based classes, especially in Junior and Prep, in which concepts underpin knowledge acquisition and application. The Principal carries overall responsibility for the quality and direction of academics at the College, while the Headmistress and Senior Academic Committee, comprising the Examination Coordinator, manage senior assessment and reporting that impacts School Predicted Grades and Half Yearly Grades.

Academic concerns or queries should be directed to the relevant Head of School.

Academic achievement is celebrated with the awarding of prizes and other forms of recognition in special assemblies and Founders’ Day. Academic life is not restricted to the classroom. Societies, clubs and enrichment programmes fulfill the spirit of Aitchison’s broad intellectual life. Curiosity is well-supported by online learning and libraries in each of the three schools.

Every child matters to us and we pride ourselves on being proactive in supporting learning outcomes. The success of our Academic life is reflected in the remarkably strong placements of graduating boys in foreign as well as national universities of distinction. Aitchison has its own SAT Centre registered with the American College Board and an outstanding University Guidance department.

 

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