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.
There are ten key components of the Diploma that each pupil needs to complete.
The 10 components
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
|Academic||Average QG: 4.32||9 credits|
|Research||To what extent is the human desire to be perfect natural? (37/50)||4 credits|
|Cultural 1||Acting in school play: The Danny Crowe Show||5 credits|
|Cultural 2||Singing lessons to Grade 5 (Merit)||5 credits|
|Physical 1||Huxham cross-country race||5 credits|
|Physical 2||Hockey at school level for two terms||4 credits|
|Public speaking||Presentation about the Bradfield Diploma to an audience of Shell parents||5 credits|
|Responsibility||Editor of the House current affairs newsletter||4 credits|
|Community service||Helping at the prep schools cross-country day||5 credits|
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
|Current affairs||2.5 credits|
|Outward bound||2.5 credits|