DCB Open House - “Why the Creative Curriculum works”, Dan Nichol, Deputy Head of Junior School

Friday, 15 January 2016, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Wodehouse Theatre, Legend Garden Campus


The Creative Curriculum

The curriculum is ever evolving, it cannot remain static and there is a need for a more personalised approach based on our international setting, in the context of the children’s opportunities and experiences. Education only flourishes if it successfully adapts to the demands and needs of the time – this is something we strive to achieve at DCB. We achieve this by nurturing, supporting and improving the creativity of our learners and also our teachers – developing creative approaches to teaching in all aspects of the curriculum.


At Junior School, we are prepared to engage our children in their learning journey and take each individual child on this journey, ensuring success for ALL. By providing rich and varied contexts for your chilld (ren) to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills, the DCB JS curriculum enables students to think creatively and critically, to solve problems and to make a difference for the better. Our curriculum equip them for their future lives as global citizens and workers. This workshop will provide you as parents with an insight into the daily workings of that your child’s learning journey is like, from ages 7 to 11.


The programme is as follows:

10:15am                              Registration and Light Refreshments

10:30am – 12:00pm         “The Creative Currirulum” by Dan Nichol, Deputy Head of Junior School, with a Question & Answer sessions after workshop

12:00 – 12:30om               Campus Tour


More information & RSVP –

Kindly indicate the age of your child/children and your language preference so that a customised tour can be arranged.

DCB Wins Expat Life Award

More than 4,500 expats voted and Dulwich College Beijing emerged as winners in the ‘Best International School’ category at this year’s Expat Life Awards! Headmaster Simon Herbert and his wife Helen were in attendance on, September 10 at Capital Mansion in Liangmaqiao to accept the award. 

“It was an honour to accept the award on behalf of Dulwich teachers and students. With such a diverse range of international schools in Beijing to choose from, we are delighted to come out on top,” comments Mr Herbert.

The Expat Life Awards (ELAs) have been awarded annually since 2014 to the best providers of services and solutions for foreigners living in Beijing and for the expatriate community to show their support for their preferred vendors. The 2016 ELAs saw 10 nominees in the International Schools Category, and 25 categories total with the winners decided by an online voting mechanism. 


Congratulations to Senior School students Kayla Cao, Claire Dvorchak, Annika Tanner, Luca Cao, Maggie Hu, and Micah Cao who acted over summer in The Remnant, a feature-length musical film which recently premiered in the at the Portland Film Festival and took home the most prestigious award at the festival, the Director’s Choice Award!

The Remnant is a post-apocalyptic indie teen musical about a workhouse orphanage where they clean garbage out of wastewater for reuse in a land that hasn’t seen rain in seven years. Award-winning Chinese Canadian director, writer and musician Karmia Chan Olutade originally wrote the stage iteration of this theatrical production for her middle and high school students, as an effort to explore the emotional consequences of environmental destruction and the loss of home, but the response from their sold-out run in Beijing led Olutade to adapt the musical into a cinematic experience.

Year 12 student Kayla Chao was involved in Ms Olutade’s original musical called Foundling Hill in the winter of 2015 and, after several rounds of selections, went on to play the lead role in the film adaption. Kayla was able to attend the film festival in early September where she was publicly recognized an artist to be reckoned with, having won the compliments of industry professionals and ecstatic audiences alike. “I was lucky and honoured to be part of the cast of The Remnant,” Kayla says of the experience. “Along with my best friends in the city, knowing that we all belong to this supportive and loving cast is something comforting. I did gain skills and techniques, but even more than that – experience, global awareness, and friendship. 

As one of the most vibrant film festivals in the United States, the Portland Film Festival saw a live audience of over 20,000 this year and quickly gained traction for its selectivity; this year’s submission pool was more than 3,800, more than some of the most prominent festivals in the world! The Remnant was chosen as one of nine films to be featured in the ‘Best Narrative Film’ category.

Dulwich College Beijing is delighted to welcome Ms Olutade on September 27 for an exclusive screening of the film.

To view of a clip and learn more about The Remnant, visit

DCB Celebrates Remarkable IB Results


It’s a cause for celebration at Dulwich College Beijing as students and teachers are rejoicing in yet another year of  marvelous IB scores as the International Baccalaureate organisation has just announced its June 2016 Diploma Programme results.

This year DCB entered 75 students into the full IB Diploma Programme, widely recognised as the most rigorous high school qualification globally. While the world average Diploma score is 30.07, DCB students achieved a phenomenal 37 point average (out of a possible 45), and over 24 percent of our students scored above 40. Notably, three members of our Class of 2016 achieved a stunning score of 43 and two pupils attained a nearly perfect score of 44!

‘We are delighted by the excellent IB outcomes this year, which are a result of the hard work and collaboration from our students and the dedication from our teachers,’ says DCB Headmaster Simon Herbert. ‘This year’s graduates deserve congratulations for their excellent results and university placements, which have been achieved alongside a full commitment to Service, Sport, Music, Drama and Leadership.’ 


IB grades are rated on a scale of 1-7, with 7 being the highest grade. Below are DCB’s highlights from this year’s exam:

  • 66% of grades a 6 or better in all subjects
  • 91% of grades a 5 or better in all subjects
  • 100% of grades a 6 or better in Music, Theatre and Visual Arts combined
  • 100% of grades a 6 or better in Mandarin, French, Spanish and German combined
  • 82% of grades a 7 or better in Mandarin A, Mandarin B and Mandarin Ab Initio combined


Students from this year’s cohort will move on to prestigious universities including Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Dartmouth, Juilliard, Oxford, and Cambridge to name just a few. Others will join the global ranks at world class universities throughout the USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on your splendid achievements! 

  • 37.0
    Class of 2016 IB Average vs World Average of 30
  • 76%
    Students Attend their First Choice University
  • 40+
    Different Nationalities Represented in our Student Body
  • 150+

    After School Activities on Offer

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