DCB Wins British International School Award!
DCB is proud to announce that we have won our second British International School Award! The ceremony took place in London on 23 January and saw DCB recognised in the “Teaching Initiative of the Year” category for our Blended Maths programme.
Eleven schools applied for this distinction with four schools shortlisted, and DCB named as the final winner! In the award announcement, DCB’s programme was described as “individualised and contemporary.” The College’s Head of Maths Camille Brown and Deputy Head of Senior School Chris Stanley were in attendance to accept the prestigious accolade.
“This achievement has certainly been a whole department effort,” said Ms Brown. “I am extremely proud of our teachers who took the risk in building and delivering instruction using this teaching and learning model, College leadership for their support, and to parents and students who have been open to this new scheme.”
DCB won the overall award for British International School of the Year in 2011, and it is truly wonderful to be recognised again.
“To win the British International School Award is delightful news for Dulwich College Beijing and recognition of the innovation, creativity, and risk taking that constitute the Dulwich educational environment,” said DCB Headmaster Simon Herbert. “Well done to the DCB Maths Department for the Blended Learning project. We are very proud to have won this award among such strong global competition.”
The College once again gives thanks to all of our parents and students who offered their support during the pioneering of the Blended Maths Programme.
To learn more about our Blended Maths, click this link http://www.dulwich-beijing.cn/page.cfm?p=911
Read more about The British Internatinal School Award here http://www.bismagazine.co.uk/awards/about/
When Tony Liang set up a community music project as part of his studies, he didn’t expect it would become a self-sustaining success story, with over 50 students involved. But Project Nightingale
has really taken wing.
Tony is studying for the International Baccalaureate, which requires students to take part in Creativity, Activity, Service projects. He saw an opportunity to share his love of music with the less fortunate children of neighbouring communities.
“I founded Project Nightingale at the beginning of Year 12,” Tony told us. “We identified that children in migrant schools have much less opportunity to interact with music and experience the joy music has brought to us. We started going to a migrant school in Tongzhou and taught music every Saturday.”
What began as a requirement rapidly became a real pleasure, and not just for Tony himself. “Soon, the project became very popular in the school,” he said, “as our students were given the opportunity to not only stand in front of classrooms and lead music lessons, but we were also able to busk in Dulwich to raise money for instruments we use to teach the children. The time we spent with children during mid-lesson breaks and performing with them at Migrant Children Foundation (MCF) Christmas charity event allowed us to actually connect with the children we taught. Going to the migrant school on Saturday mornings became the best way to start our weekends.”
And it wasn’t only the students who helped out. “The project also involved a great number of our staff members. We have had nearly 30 Senior School teachers going with us to the migrant school over the past year. The project doesn’t have a permanent teacher supervisor on trips, which turned out to be a good thing. It meant that teachers could choose to supervise our trips in accordance with their own schedules, free from the long-term commitment. Each and every one is happy to go on more trips with us for all the fun they had the first time!”
Combining creativity and fun with helping out in the community, Project Nightingale promises to keep flying long after Tony has moved on to his next challenge. But it’s down to this Shining Star’s hard work and enthusiasm that it got off the ground in the first place.
By Andrew Killeen and Vanessa Jencks The article was first printed in beijingkids, April 2017 issue
Tony’s project won an Honourable Mention in the Integration Category, The China 2017 CSR Awards by the British Chamber and Amcham. The awards ceremony took place on May 3, 2017.
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 2017 Diploma Programme results.
This year DCB entered 68 students (94 percent of the Class of 2017) into the full IB Diploma Programme, widely recognised as the most rigorous high school qualification globally. While the world average Diploma score is 30, DCB students achieved a phenomenal 37.63 point average (out of a possible 45), and 36.8 % percent of our students scored 40 and above. Notably, four members of our Class of 2017 achieved a stunning score of 43 and five pupils attained a nearly perfect score of 44!
'We are delighted to see such strong IB results again at Dulwich College Beijing, which reflect the hard work of our talented students and staff,’ says DCB Headmaster Simon Herbert. 'Strong pastoral care, excellent collaboration and a well balanced curricular and extra-curricular offering are at the heart of a Dulwich education. Well done to all – we are proud of you!’
Below are DCB’s highlights from this year’s exam:
- 100% pass rate for all students registered for the IB Diploma
- Average point score: 37.63
- 36.8 % of students achieved 40+ points
- 190+ university offers (Please click here) for the full list of university offers.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on your splendid achievements!
Class of 2017 IB Average vs World Average of 30
Students Attend their First Choice University
Different Nationalities Represented in our Student Body
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