Wycliffe College is a flourishing day and boarding school set in a spectacular 54-acre campus which serves more than 700 girls and boys, including more than 300 boarders in both the Prep and Senior Schools. The gracious main house is surrounded by top rate teaching facilities, modern boarding accommodation, extensive sports pitches, and many social areas including a Costa café available for all students at the Senior School.
For many years, children of British expats as well as international boarding students have taken part of creating a joyful and dynamic and school community. They receive the best possible support so they can thrive academically. Sixth Formers go on to study at the universities of their choice. Twenty-two options are available at the GCSE level and there are 32 subjects which include a mix of traditional subjects and more specialist fields (including Psychology, Drama & Theatre Studies, and Music Technology) for Sixth Formers to choose from. For those interested in more practical subjects, there are BTEC National Diplomas in Travel & Tourism or Sport. Each can be studied alongside a traditional A-level and is equal to up to two A-levels.
Wycliffe was recently named the South/West SAT/ACT Test Centre for entry into US universities.
Development Year for overseas pupils
International pupils are assisted in attaining the required skills necessary for the Sixth Form through The Development Year (DY) programme. This programme focuses on the English language, subject knowledge and study skills. Their lessons are focused on their particular needs rather than on just exams. During the programme, international students are integrated into all aspects of school life.
Sport and the Arts
The College boasts some of the region’s best sports facilities and provides leading specialist coaches through partnerships with Pentathlon GB and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club Academy). Wycliffe is also known as one of country’s top schools for squash. There is also a gym available for use by Sixth Form students in the evenings and at weekends which meets the standards of private health clubs.
For those more drawn to performance, there are many opportunities to practice and perform music as part of the orchestra, choir, string group or jazz band. Those interested in drama can take part in Youth Theatre or regular school productions. Tours often take students to exciting locations as diverse as Venice, Vienna, Prague and Provence.