The Time Lord Academy, also known as the Time Academy (WC: Shada) or the Academy of Time, (PROSE: Heart of TARDIS) was a school most young Time Lords attended to further their educations. It was located on the mountains of Gallifrey.
Location and Architecture Edit
The Academy was a self-contained city annexed to the Capitol. It covered twenty-eight miles of Gallifrey's surface.
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According to the Tenth Doctor, children "were taken from their families at the age of eight" to begin their instruction. Part of the initiation into the academy involved looking into the Untempered Schism. (TV: The Sound of Drums)
- "I swear to protect the ancient Law of Gallifrey with all my might and brain. I will to the end of my days, with justice and with honour temper my actions and my thoughts." (HOMEVID: Shada)
Branches of knowledge taught in the Time Lord education system included botany, (PROSE: Wooden Heart) thermodynamics, (TV: Time and the Rani) cybernetics, (TV: Destiny of the Daleks, The Armageddon Factor) cosmic science, (TV: Terror of the Autons) Veteran and Vintage Vehicles (TV: The Pirate Planet) and Gallifreyan flutterwings. (TV: The Pirate Planet)
Time Lords — or at least the First Doctor — rode Vortisaurs bareback at the Academy. As a result, the Doctor gained a lot of knowledge about Vortisaurs by his eighth incarnation. (AUDIO: Storm Warning)
To graduate they were tested, with a pass rate of 51% (such as that achieved by the Doctor), up to a "Triple First" grade (like Romana I), and could take the test more than once if necessary, with the result being confidential. (TV: The Ribos Operation)
Chapters and classes Edit
Each of the six Chapters was represented by a college in the Time Lord Academy, (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell) including the Prydonian Academy (PROSE: Revelation) and the Academy of the Patrexes. (PROSE: Damaged Goods)
The Doctor's class Edit
At the Academy, a group of students, called the Deca, named themselves Theta Sigma (the Doctor), Koschei (the Master), Mortimus (the Monk), Ushas (the Rani) and Magnus (the War Chief). (PROSE: Divided Loyalties)