The Bradfield Diploma is an exciting programme, which aims to increase the breadth and depth of our co-curricular programme by rewarding individual pupils for their participation and application.

All pupils in the Shell (Year 10) and Fifth Form (Year 11) pursue the Diploma. The focus of the Diploma is on pupil-led initiatives where pupils take on the additional responsibilities of recording and reflecting on their achievements.

Bradfield Diploma Guide
The Diploma enables the pupils to develop many of the other personal attributes that the College feels are important in our pupils’ development.

There are ten key components of the Diploma that each pupil needs to complete:

01
Academic

02
Research

03
Cultural

04
Physical

05
Public Speaking

06
Responsibility

07
Community service/Charity

08
Reading

09
Current Affairs

10
Outward bound activity

Pupils can accumulate a maximum of 60 credits for the completion of these components, with clearly stated criteria relating to different thresholds of success.

The Diploma, which has the support of national exam board WJEC, culminates in elite awards of Gold, Silver and Bronze, as well as a Pass Diploma.

Example of a completed Bradfield Diploma

ComponentExampleCredit Score
DIPLOMA AWARDGold
AcademicAverage QG: 4.329 credits
ResearchTo what extent is the human desire to be perfect natural? (37/50)4 credits
Cultural 1Acting in school play: The Danny Crowe Show5 credits
Cultural 2Singing lessons to Grade 5 (Merit)5 credits
Physical 1Huxham cross-country race5 credits
Physical 2Hockey at school level for two terms4 credits
Public speakingPresentation about the Bradfield Diploma to an audience of Shell parents5 credits
ResponsibilityEditor of the House current affairs newsletter4 credits
Community serviceHelping at the prep schools cross-country day5 credits
Reading: Fiction
Reading: Biography
Reading: Book 4
Reading: Book 5
Alex Rider: Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz The Warrior's Heart by Eric Greitens
The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki
The Shepherd by Ethan Cross
The Case-Book of Sherlock by Arthur Conan Doyle
5 credits
Current affairs2.5 credits
Outward bound2.5 credits
TOTAL56 credits