Mastery of skills, not memorization of facts

Here, you learn how to think—the real secret to success. Our holistic approach to learning is designed around the skills and knowledge you will need to flourish in life, not just facts and figures to pass the next test. Because it’s not the knowledge itself that’s important. It’s how you use it.

Combining education with community service

As part of the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) program, students get to work on a project around something they're passionate about. Italian student Giorgia and some of her classmates organized a campus fundraising event, merging their passions and school-learned skills to benefit the community. They researched charities, planned meticulously, marketed via flyers and social media, and prepared and sold food, donating proceeds to the Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary. Giorgia reflects, "It was a rewarding experience, bringing us together as a supportive family while aiding animals in need."

Read more about the CAS Program here.

We design classes that are skills-based

Every class you take, whether English, chemistry or Computer Science, is carefully designed so that you are gaining both knowledge in that subject and practical skills that you can use throughout your life. In the case of English, for example, you learn how to analyze a text using the core competency of critical thinking to determine whether what you’re reading is based on fact or opinion.

You always produce evidence of what you’ve learned

Like real life, it’s important to prove your understanding of a topic with concrete examples of how you’ve applied the knowledge. At EF Academy, your grades will reflect the quality of your work and mastery of key skills, not just the average of the quizzes and tests you take. So get ready to complete assignments, collaborate on projects, and create original works that solve real-world problems with practical solutions.

Get more than just a test score

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a unique opportunity for students to enhance their critical thinking, project management, analysis, research, and presentation skills. Completed alongside A-levels, it allows students to explore a personal interest beyond the standard curriculum by conceiving, planning and executing a research project, all while gaining a distinctive edge in university applications and future careers.

See how Rustamkhon is learning one of the most crucial skills for life...


Great teachers who are experts in their field

A great education always starts with great teachers. Our faculty's shared passion for international education comes from their firsthand global experiences that enrich each classroom.

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