A co-educational day and boarding school of 1100 pupils from 0-18, Taunton School is ambitious 'to prepare young people to shape the world in the 21st century'. Global awareness manifests itself in many aspects of school life. GCSE and IGCSE exams are offered up to 16 while A levels and the International Baccalaureate are available in the Sixth Form. The school also offers BTEC sport and a specialist pre-med course at Sixth Form. The school has superb pastoral care with huge regular investment in its facilities. Its reputation for high achievement in debating, music, drama, art and sport is enviable. Leadership potential and self-reliance are nurtured at all ages.