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What is Caterham School Virtual?

Caterham School Virtual is a new kind of school founded on the educational philosophy, expertise and traditions of Caterham School, and delivered by Pearson to pupils all over the world through an online platform.

It is a full-time, coeducational school which prepares pupils in the Sixth Form (aged 16 – 18) for international A level examinations, application to university and employment. Combining rigorous academic study (closely guided by specially trained teachers and tutors versed in the British educational system). Caterham School Virtual offers the flexibility of modern ‘anywhere, anytime’ learning.

It has been developed through a collaboration between Caterham School and Pearson, whose mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning.

What is Caterham School?

Caterham School is a UK leading independent day and boarding school for girls and boys situated close to London but in the Surrey countryside. Caterham School has a long and proud history of educating young people.

The School was founded in 1811 to provide a boarding education for the sons of Congregationalist ministers. The abolitionist and philanthropist William Wilberforce was a founding Governor of the School. In 1884 the School moved to its current site in the picturesque Harestone Valley in Surrey, having outgrown its London premises.

Caterham School has been co-educational for over 35 years. In 1995, the School merged with Eothen School for Girls to create a new independent co-educational foundation. This merger integrated the schools and enabled co-education for girls and boys aged 3 years and upwards.

We are committed to providing an environment in which all pupils are challenged to be the best they can be. The majority of our pupils are day pupils but we are also a thriving boarding community, which enriches the educational opportunity and experience for all.

We believe in providing an education for life for all Caterhamians and we seek to ensure that the learning experience at our school blends the best of tradition with the exciting opportunities provided by new technology. Learning how to learn is a key facet of a Caterham education and is in our view an essential skill for life in the twenty-first century. We believe that a truly excellent school is about more than academic achievement alone: it is also about developing a passion for learning, a capacity for independent and critical thinking, self-awareness and resilience, self-confidence without arrogance and genuine interests that extend beyond the confines of the classroom.

What is Pearson?

Pearson has expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. In particular, Pearson has a wealth of experience in delivering online schooling: most notably through the Connections Academy venture in the United States, and internationally through Pearson Online Academy.

As the world’s learning company, Pearson’s mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning.

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What can I study at Caterham School Virtual?

Caterham School Virtual currently offers Pearson Edexcel International A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Economics for our full-time Sixth Form programme.  We also offer an Extended Project Qualification.

Learn more about our Academic Programme here.