The Primary Years Programme (PYP), the first phase of the International Baccalaureate continuum, provides the framework for learning in the Walford Junior School. Through inquiry, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, delving richly and deeply into concepts that are linked to globally relevant, real-life situations.
The core subjects of English, Mathematics, History, Science, Geography and Technologies are integrated into the units of Inquiry. Learning is enriched with specialised subjects including Music, French, Physical Education and Art.
IB Diploma Programme
Walford has offered the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) since 2004, the first South Australian girls’ school to do so. Through in-depth study across a breadth of disciplines, the IBD provides a rigorous and global curriculum pathway that prepares students for study and a career anywhere in the world. Highly respected by Australian and overseas universities, this unique and significant pathway gives students a distinct advantage by developing their critical thinking skills, inspiring their curiosity and instilling confidence in their capabilities to solve complex problems.
The IBD is a two-year course of study that begins in Year 11. Students study six subjects from different disciplinary areas at either a standard or higher level. With an emphasis on helping students flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically, the additional components of Theory of Knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay are undertaken over the two-year course.