The second phase of the construction and development of Dulwich College (Singapore) adds over 28,000 square metres of floor area to our campus. The development will include a 700-seat performing arts centre, sports facility and our dedicated Senior School building, with classrooms and science laboratories, art and technology areas, a library and dinning hall. These additions to our facilities are due to in August 2016 and will significantly improve our provision for our Senior School students and the whole College. The development have been carefully considered and designed to provide the best possible opportunities for teaching and learning. We are delighted with the plans and are very much looking forward to opening the facilities up to our students, staff and parents.
Group IB Results
We congratulate our students from the other Dulwich College International schools who have just received their IB Diploma Programme results. All Year 13 students from our Colleges in Shanghai, Beijing and Suzhou completed their IB Diploma in May and achieved outstanding results.
68,450 students worldwide sat the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and set the global average score at 29.8 out of 45. The Dulwich College International average score this year was 37.1 out of 45.
160 students worldwide achieved perfect scores of 45 and 4 of these students are from Dulwich College Beijing. Where 1 in 428 IB Diploma students achieved a perfect score this year, 1 in 40 DCI students did.
29% of Dulwich College International students who took the IBDP were awarded 40 points or more and 93.2% of our students who studied Mandarin gained 6 or 7 points in the subject.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is recognised worldwide as among the most rigorous courses of study. Such exceptional results reflect the hard work of our students and the dedication of our teachers and staff. This year, our graduates have secured places in the world's top universities, including the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University College London, Imperial College London, King's College London, Cornell University, Brown University and University of California, Berkeley. We wish all our graduates great success at their chosen universities and beyond.
Brian McDouall the Director of Schools for Dulwich College International said:
"Once again the DCI average has risen significantly – a superb effort by students and staff. Many congratulations to all."
Language learning is an important part of our learning philosophy at Dulwich. We believe that learning a language is essential to understanding the world and to appreciate the subtleties of cultural differences.
Dulwich College International schools have developed a strong Mandarin programme. At Dulwich College in Singapore Mandarin is taught as a native language, second language and foreign language. Our progressive learning model includes a Dual Language approach in DUCKS, our Early Years, and into the Junior School. Throughout the College, Mandarin is taught daily and is streamed according to ability, from native speaker to absolute beginner. Student learning goes beyond speaking, listening, reading and writing to involve workshops and activities that immerse students in the richness of the Chinese culture.
In addition to our Mandarin programme, Senior School student can choose to learn French or Spanish. Budding linguists can continue to study their chosen languages as part of their IGCSE.
Our students come from a wide range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds, with over 50 different nationalities represented in our diverse student body. We are able to support a percentage of students who are non-native English speakers. Students who require additional English language teaching to access the curriculum are provided with English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. Working closely with the class and subject teachers, our language specialists help students develop the skills necessary to complete their school work in English and benefit fully from all the College has to offer.
We were honoured to host Mr Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner to Singapore to celebrate Speech Day and Dulwich College Singapore.
We were also lucky enough to welcome three members of the Coldstream Guards, one complete with a red tunic and a Busby hat who put our Year 2 students through their paces. Thank you to our friends at the British High Commission for helping us to organise such a special event for our students.
"By Endurance We Conquer"
Imagine retracing the footsteps of a famous explorer using the same rudimentary equipment, period clothing, eating the same food and without any technology. That's what the amazing explorer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis did when he and six other brave and passionate Shackleton fan's spent 4 years planning their Antarctic journey in 2013.
On Monday 5th October, our students and parents had an incredible opportunity to attend a talk by Tim Jarvis who completed the Shackleton Epic Expedition. Our students were enthralled listening about the expedition which sailed a replica James Caird life boat (The Alexandra Shackleton) 1500 kilometers across the Southern Ocean from Elephant Island, Antarctica, to South Georgia before climbing over its mountainous interior.
Intrigued by Tim's presentation and talk, our students asked questions ranging from what inspired Tim to take up such a dangerous expedition to what kept him motivated during hard times?
Tim also inspired Parents by talking through his experience and held a book signing event. The book Shackleton's Epic Recreating The World's Greatest Journey of Survival has been chosen by Australia's Children's Laureate as part of Magic Books Promotion.
Early Years students access our Mandarin/English Dual Language programme
Students are currently learning a musical instrument
Different nationalities are represented in our diverse student body
Competitive matches played by our sports teams last year
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