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  • A Global Family

    The world is full of opportunities. We give your child a place to grow so they can reach out and grab them.

  • Learning for Everyone

    Whatever your child needs, our curriculum inspires them to reach their full potential.

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  • Building The Whole Child

    Our students have the confidence to achieve, but also the character and values to become valued members of society.

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  • Teachers Who Care

    Our experienced teaching staff care about the education of their students, and are always prepared to go one step further.

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    Our close-knit community of parents, teachers and students is our pride and joy. We hope you can be a part of it.

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  • A World of Excitement

    Our packed calendar of events and activities will make each day special.

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  • Helping Children Grow

    Your child can go anywhere. We aim to give them the confidence to get there.

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Academic Results and University Destinations

Students at Dover Court work towards three sets of public exams, (i)GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) at the end of Year 11, and IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) or International BTEC Level 2 and 3 in Business Diploma at the end of Year 13.

GCSE

The iGCSEs (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) are internationally recognised qualifications studied by students aged 14-16 years old. Respected by universities worldwide, they cover a broad range of subjects including languages, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, computer science and more. The (i)GCSE is one of the most challenging qualifications currently on offer for secondary students, before they embark on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. At DCIS, students sit the Edexcel GCSEs. We also offer certain AQA courses.

Dover Court Celebrates Excellent GCSE Results 2021

2020 Results

  • 94% of all students achieved five GCSEs or more, including English and Mathematics
  • 50% of all entries achieved grades 7-9
  • 72% of all students achieved grades 5-9

2019 Results

  • 79% of all students achieved five GCSEs or more, including English and Mathematics
  • 31% of all entries achieved grades 7-9
  • 21% of students achieved grades 5-9

 

IBDP

In keeping with our offer of a broad, balanced and differentiated education programme, DCIS offers two strands of the IB programme: the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) and IB Courses.

The IBDP is a rigorous, academically challenging and balanced programme designed to prepare students for success at university and life beyond. It is one of the most prestigious international qualifications available, respected and sought after by the world’s best universities. A core focus of the IB curriculum is to develop internationally minded young people, and encourage critical thinking and continuous self-reflection, both in academic courses and through extra-curricular activities.

The IBDP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the core, comprising Theory of Knowledge (TOK), the Extended Essay (EE) and, Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS). The core is a compulsory part of the IBDP. Students choose six subjects, one from each group with three at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL). Students can achieve up to seven points for each subject, and a further three points for the core, making a total of 45. In 2021, the average IB score at DCIS was 36 points (compared to a worldwide average of 31). In addition, 100% of our IBDP students passed, with 15% of students achieving above 40 points.

IBDP Results 2021

Students that follow the IB courses curriculum have greater flexibility with their choice of HL and SL subjects, and elements of the core. Students can typically apply to universities in the UK, North America and some European countries. In the UK, offers will often require specific scores for HL courses, or will be in the form of UCAS tariff points for HL and SL courses. In North America, HL courses will frequently lead to academic credit for the first year of an undergraduate programme.

In addition, there are many colleges and universities around the world where admission is based on the completion of secondary education. Students progress onto a variety of academic or vocational pathways including, but not limited to, Polytechnic Foundation and diploma programmes in Singapore, university foundation programmes in the UK, and University bridging programmes in Australia and North America. 

Throughout Years 12 and 13, students receive tailored careers and university counselling to support their next steps following graduation. Students are guided to their ‘best-fit’ institutions based on their interests, aspirations and academic achievements.

In 2021, 100% of our graduates completed the IBDP. Of these students, 64% continued on to prestigious universities around the world. The remaining students elected to take some time out from their studies for a variety of reasons including National Service.

University destinations, Classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021:

UK
Durham University
University of Edinburgh*
University of York
Royal Holloway University of London
University of Manchester
Lancaster University
Loughborough University
University of Leeds

USA
University of Redlands
UC Berkeley
Berklee College of Music

Australia
University of Melbourne
Monash University
University of Sydney
University of New South Wales

The Netherlands
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Leiden University
University of Maastricht

Ireland
University College Cork

New Zealand
University of Auckland
Victoria University of Wellington
Otago University

Canada
Quest University
University of British Columbia
McMaster University

Singapore
De LaSalle University College of Arts
Nanyang Technology University
 

*Denotes more than one student