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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.

    Our School

  • 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.

    Our Teachers 2017

  • Join Our Community

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


  • 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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Secondary School (Ages 11-16)

At Dover Court International School, your child will have the best of all worlds as they study toward the iGCSE: personalised attention that comes with small class sizes, and a thriving network of 49,000 friends around the world through the Global Campus.

  • Learning: Secondary

Why should I choose Dover Court for my child’s education?

Your child will become an inspired and able learner, who is able to think for themselves and take charge of their own education. 

Your child will develop self-confidence and an understanding of their role in the wider world.

Our small class sizes let us spend more time with each child, bringing personalised education to each student.

Special teacher/student relationships are at the heart of school life and the smaller size of our classes facilitates the personalised approach to education.

Our welcoming school environment promotes the core concept of developing a happy, confident, empathic and socially mature young adult.

High Quality Learning at DCIS

Ages in Secondary School

The Secondary School covers ages from 11-17 over five year groups:

  • Year 7: Ages 11-12
  • Year 8: Ages 12-13
  • Year 9: Ages 13-14
  • Year 10: Ages 14-15
  • Year 11: Ages 15-16

Dover Court currently offers Sixth Form which includes three pathways: IB Diploma Programme, IB Course Certificates and the Department of Supportive Education.

How will my child learn?

The Secondary School years are a particularly important time in your child's life. These are important time for influencing the crucial decisions your child will make about their future and the role that they will play in the world. We work closely with every student and their families, to provide the personal guidance and support needed to ensure a successful transition as they progress through the school.

The English National Curriculum forms the basis for the content of our challenging program of study. It builds on prior learning and prepares your child to explore in greater depth the concepts, processes and skills of specific subjects.

Our curriculum offers a thematic approach to education which brings learning to life for your child. The program offers a lively and motivational approach which makes your child love coming to school every day and helps them to develop greater confidence in their learning and its relevance to their world. 

What curriculum will they follow?

In the Secondary School your child will follow a combined curriculum taking elements from the English National Curriculum, adapted to suit the needs of international students. We believe that your child's learning should be both enjoyable and personal, and our curriculum reflects this.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (iGCSE) is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading colleges, universities and employers worldwide. The IGCSE offers an international passport to progression and success.

What subjects will they study?

  • Art
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • French
  • Music
  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Citizenship
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Life Skills

Throughout their time in the Secondary School, your child will learn to become aware of themselves as an individual and to develop respect for other people and cultures.


DCIS Curriculum Learning Maps, Core Knowledge and Skills