The Wider Curriculum


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

At Harrow Shanghai, 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 Activities (SCA) programme encapsulates 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, extended project work, debate, public speaking, research, competitions, lectures and study trips.

At Harrow Shanghai, we believe in our SCA programme and the added qualities that it can develop in every pupil so strongly that we have made it part of the school day.