Super-curriculum and Electives
At Harrow School Online we have developed a super-curriculum that enables pupils to pursue additional academic endeavours: academic competitions, guest lectures, and electives.
The elective programme gives our pupils the opportunity to explore areas of scholarship above and beyond the syllabus of their A Level courses. It gives teachers the freedom to introduce subjects which are interesting, relevant or useful, and provides our pupils a choice over what they learn.
The Extracurricular and Electives have been great and I am trying so many new things I would not have even thought of earlier!
As we put some things on his resume, I thought, wow, Harrow has made a significant impact on him being a whole student, not just an A level student. He's doing lots of other things that have enhanced his softer skills.
Julie Larrucea, Parent
The programme promotes independent learning, extension work, lateral thinking and problem-solving skills.
Many courses do not have examinations. Pupils are encouraged to discover the joy of learning for pleasure and for the sake of expanding their knowledge of the world.
Some courses prepare pupils for an examination, such as those required for university applications (including medicine, engineering, mathematics and natural sciences at leading UK universities).
Other courses prepare pupils for professional examinations, such as Financial Advisor examinations from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.
We offer the Extended Project Qualification, an internationally recognised qualification which many universities in the UK credit alongside A levels.
For pupils intending to apply to a leading university in the US, we offer test preparation courses for the ACT and SAT, for an additional fee.