Dulwich College Beijing IB Results
Students, teachers and parents at Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) are celebrating an exceptional set of IB results, as the International Baccalaureate Organisation announced its 2015 Diploma Program results. The DCB average IB Diploma point score improved once again to an impressive 38.0 points, surpassing the world average of 29.9 points. 35% of students achieved scores of 40+ points, with four students – Charles Chiu, JinJu Choi, Brian Hwang and Michelle Lim – achieving perfect scores of 45.
Unlike many IB schools, DCB do not pre-select students for entry into the IB Diploma, but give all students the opportunity to enter the program. 78 of the 80 members of the Class of 2015 were entered for the full IB Diploma and the pass rate was 99%. To reach this academic level, whilst also focusing on sport, music, the arts, and service to others really is quite an achievement.
Bilingual Vorschule at The British School of Beijing
The British School of Beijing Shunyi (BSB) is offering a Bilingual Vorschule, starting August 2015. A bilingual English and German school, it will be open for children born between January 1 2010 and August 31 2011. The Vorschule will be run by German teacher Volker Mischon, and English teacher Sheree Brown. Both teachers will teach 50% of the time, with the teaching schedule rotating daily to coincide with the specialist timetable of Chinese, PE, and music. The curriculum will be a mixture between the Thuringia Bildungsplan and current English National Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.
Children attending the Bilingual Vorschule also have the chance to participate within the whole Reception setting, integrating with the international students. Bilingual Vorschule will not be restricted to German speakers. The benefits of attending the Bilingual Vorschule include multilingualism, access to an international curriculum, and better preparation for BSB’s German Kindergarten 1 or if returning to Germany. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Nord Anglia Education Announces New Education Director
Nord Anglia Education, which includes The British School of Beijing (BSB), has announced Dr Peter Hill as Education Director. Dr Hill’s experience in numerous educational systems globally, including the British, American and Australian systems, ideally places him to drive the progression of the educational offering in Nord Anglia Education’s 41 international schools around the world. Dr Hill will lead the global Education Team to ensure that the schools’ educational practice, curricula and programs are outstanding. The team provides specialist support to all of their schools, and leads best practice and continuous improvement programs. Most recently, he was the founding Chief Executive of the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA). In this position he played a key role in the development of a national curriculum, and the administration of a national assessment program.
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.
Photos: Courtesy of Dulwich College Beijing, The British School of Beijing