Academic Life

A strong academic focus is at the heart of the College and is based on the principles of encouraging lifelong learning, independence and a culture of intellectual curiosity. Supported by well qualified and inspirational staff, pupils are challenged to question, to be reflective and to develop the life of the mind.

With its medical heritage, the College is renowned for its excellence in the sciences and this now extends to all areas of its broad academic curriculum.

Lower School 

The curriculum begins in the Lower School with a varied and balanced range of subjects.

Alongside traditional subjects, pupils choose from four modern languages (including Mandarin) and follow innovative courses in Global Perspectives and STEM projects. All pupils entering the school at 11+ are issued with an iPad to transform their learning and organisation.


At 13+ pupils study a curriculum that includes three separate sciences, computing, music, art, drama and design technology. Pupils will work towards ten GCSE subjects and in many subjects IGCSEs have been introduced to provide a more rigorous preparation for A-level study.

Sixth Form 

In the Sixth Form, the curriculum was fully updated in September 2016 to offera greater choice of subject combination, to meet the needs of specialists as well as generalists.

Most pupils follow a course of three subjects to A-level and will also choose an option from the core curriculum which contains subjects such as Global Perspectives, Extended Project, Core Mathematics and English. The curriculum has been designed to stretch pupils beyond the scope of traditional A-level specifications and to prepare them for University study and for life.

Outstanding results 

In the last few years, Epsom has consistently achieved high value-added scores at both GCSE and A-level. The vast majority of Sixth Form leavers move onto higher education with the majority earning places at leading Russell Group Universities.

The College is strongly committed to the development of its teaching and learning, investing in exceptional academic facilities and learning resources, and in high quality professional development.

Epsom College prides itself on delivering an all-round education and learning experience, encouraging students to stretch themselves in an environment of high intellectual energy.


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