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The Super-Curriculum

Public examinations are just one dimension of academic life: unlike examination syllabuses, scholarship is limitless.

At Harrow, we balance the rigour of carefully crafted examination preparation with the development of research skills and the ability to debate, communicate confidently, solve problems and think both critically and creatively. These skills have inherent, lifelong value and universities are always on the lookout for candidates who possess them.

Our Super-Curriculum encompasses all those activities that foster academic endeavour beyond the measurable outcomes of examination results. It includes (but is not limited to) wide and habitual reading, debate, public speaking, research, competitions, lectures, study trips and our Electives programme - unexamined courses that capitalise on our Beaks' academic passions and are taught at Sixth Form through university-style seminars. Electives form an integral part of the Harrow Diploma, a credits-based super-curricular qualification, accredited by the University of Buckingham