With small class sizes, Ellesmere strives to provide subjects that appease all students’ academic strengths and interests. In both International Baccalaureate (IB) and A-level subjects, nearly all sixth-form students consistently achieve A* to B grades, with nearly 25% at the top grade A*. Students who study the IB Diploma usually attain the higher level at above 30 points, equivalent to three A grades at A-level. 85% of students are accepted by their first choice university.
Modern accommodation provides a top-class, cosy and safe environment for students, with residential staff on site to care for pupils at all times
A host of sports programmes and clubs are available, enabling pupils to find something to satisfy their interests, from pentathlon to golf. Physical Education is provided as part of the curriculum, while opportunities to play competitive sport during and after school also exist. Ellesmere’s excellent swimming pool is very popular with pupils, as is the on-site gymnasium.
Ellesmere is proud of its Arena Arts programme which promotes the arts both within the College and throughout the local community. It covers the traditional visual arts of drawing, painting and sculpture, the established performing arts of dance, drama and music as well as more modern media such as sound recording, film making and digital photography. Visiting specialists regularly hold master classes at Ellesmere, and students hone their skills further through participating in festivals and national competitions.