The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: Year 12 and Year 13
Dover Court International School is committed to providing a high quality, challenging, international education at all levels and this has shaped our decision to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). It is an accessible and rewarding programme that provides excellent preparation for university education and employment. Having launched our IBDP in August 2017 and welcomed our first cohort of students, we are now well under way with our second IBDP cohort. Our third cohort will start their studies in August 2019. IBDP students are valued for their high academic standards, in addition, the IB Learner Profile helps students to be critical thinkers who are open-minded, resilient and reflective and have a greater understanding of the wider world. Throughout the programme we encourage our students to study hard and also to become involved in school and community activities through our Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme. Our highly qualified and dedicated teachers are well prepared to help students achieve at the highest levels during the IBDP. We expect our students to commit themselves whole-heartedly to all aspects of school life so that the DCIS Sixth Form will be an enriching and rewarding experience.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a full time two-year programme for Sixth Form students. In order to achieve the IB Diploma, all students study six subjects: three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level. In addition, students write an Extended Essay and follow a critical thinking course entitled Theory of Knowledge. Participation in CAS is also required. The IBDP is accepted by universities in the UK, North America, Australia and across the world. Universities and tertiary programmes understand the challenge of the IBDP and therefore ask for a wide range of grades.
With DCIS being part of the Nord Anglia Education, we can draw on the experiences from the other NAE schools. Nord Anglia Education has over 55 schools worldwide with the majority offering the IBDP and an average score in the IB Diploma of 33.5 significantly ahead of the 2017 global average of 30 points. 12% of NAE students achieved 40 points and above. This level of attainment is required to gain admission to the world’s elite universities. One in three Nord Anglia Education graduates go on to attend one of the world’s top 100 universities, as ranked by QS World University Rankings and we are looking forward to our first cohort graduating in the spring of 2019.