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Our core purpose is to ensure our students acquire the skills and attributes to become leaders for a better world. A leader is someone who has strong interpersonal skills and three qualities:
  • Determination
  • Knowledge
  • Adaptability
The current generation of students has particular needs as learners in the 21st century, and will face various new challenges throughout their lives. The University of Cambridge defines the current generation of students as, ‘multi-taskers, people who text as much as they talk, digitally literate, personalized learners, requiring social orientation, needing immediate feedback and having short attention spans’. These factors, coupled with the extreme pace of change in this digital age and the wider needs of society in the 21st Century, influence the curriculum we provide.
For the purpose of developing determined, knowledgeable and adaptable students, Wheaton provides four strands of education;
  • Attainment at a high level in the chosen academic programmes
  • An awareness of one’s own strengths and weaknesses with humility. This is gained by active participation in Leadership in Action (extra-curricular) opportunities as well as the academic programmes
  • An ability to relate to others with tolerance, respect and consideration whatever their beliefs and attitudes. This is gained through Leadership in Action opportunities.
  • Adopting an outstanding set of values: understanding right from wrong, handling success and disappointment and accepting that one’s actions have consequences
Our Curriculum therefore places strong emphasis on the ‘Essential Core Skills’;
  • Literacy (reading, writing, speaking and listening in English)
  • Mathematics
  • Digital literacy and
  • Science
Furthermore, ‘Transferable Learning Skills’, essential for success in the twenty first century;
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Organization and Independence
  • Resilience
By providing a challenging and innovative curriculum that has these features, our students develop Leadership Attributes;
  • Contributing positively to community
  • Applying knowledge with compassion
  • Solving problems collaboratively
  • Solving problems creatively
  • Making just choices
  • Facing challenges with determination
that prepare them, not just for success at a top university and a successful career, but to provide Leadership for a better world.