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How Wellington College International Hangzhou supports the transition from Year 6 to Year 7

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How Wellington College International Hangzhou supports the transition from Year 6 to Year 7

June 07
15:22 2022

In September 2022, the new Year 7 class will begin their learning journey in the Senior School at Wellington College International Hangzhou. It will be a significant milestone in their studies and towards a new breadth of independence and academic excellence for the pupils involved. It is fortunate that there are many opportunities for cross-collaboration and integration of the school’s primary and senior phases. Thus, for some learners, this transition will feel natural and seamless. For others, it will take time to adjust to the different expectations and greater self-ownership of learning. 

At Wellington College International Hangzhou, Year 7 focuses on stretching their knowledge, understanding and skills from the “brilliant basics” achieved in the Primary phase. The members of the school teaching team understand the importance of their role in preparing the pupils for this change and take great care in ensuring the transition starting in the summer term of Year 6 is planned. Each pupil is cared for, either through staff-led initiatives or the pupil mentoring system. Throughout the process, the pupils of Year 7 will see the Wellington values in action.

At the Senior School of Wellington College International Hangzhou, the pupils in Year 7 will no longer have one central focal point for their pastoral care and academic education. Instead, they will have a Tutor for pastoral needs with whom they will meet every morning and build a strong, trusting, and positive relationship. In addition, their academic lessons will be delivered by highly qualified and experienced subject specialist teachers. It enables the Year 7 pupils to explore each subject across a broad curriculum with great depth and understanding.

The location of classrooms, lockers, toilets, dining and designated outdoor areas for Year 7 may be set up differently than in the school’s primary phase. However, the pupil leaders, tutors and leadership team are always available to guide and support. Whether the pupils are transitioning from Year 6 to Year 7 within Wellington or joining from other schools, documents such as the “All about me” form enable our teaching staff to gather valuable information and interests about each pupil and help personalise the learning journey for them.

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At the beginning of Year 7, pupils will undertake a baseline assessment in English, mathematics, science and Chinese alongside an internationally recognised aptitude test. It enables the senior team to understand the current academic attainment of each pupil whilst recognising the future potential they may hold. At this international school of Hangzhou, the teaching teams emphasize learning having no ceiling and that every child can succeed in the right environment. 

The Senior pupils at Wellington College International Hangzhou demonstrate high levels of satisfaction with their schooling experience and regularly feel their voices are heard and listened to. Wellbeing is a priority and built into our curriculum as a weekly lesson.

The first few weeks of Year 7 will be about getting used to their new surroundings, building lasting relationships with new and existing friends, discovering new interests and passions, and understanding and rising to senior school academic excellence challenges.

Looking forward to welcoming Year 7 to the Wellington College Hangzhou in September 2022!


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Company Name: Wellington College International Hangzhou
Contact Person: Admission Department
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Phone: +86 571 8239 6300
Address:2399 Xue Zhi Road, Xiaoshan District
City: Hangzhou
Country: China