Overall Average of 38.1 Points - Outstanding IB Results
The Class of 2015 are celebrating the best ever IB results at Dulwich College Suzhou with an average points score of 38.1 out of 45. This significant improvement in results, which is well above the world average, is a tangible reflection of the superb effort of the students and the ability of our teaching staff.
35% of our students scored 40 points or more (out of 45) with Jeung Byun Hyun and Thomas Langmans the top achievers on 43 points.
Head of Senior School, Stuart Bridge, was delighted, “I am especially pleased to see such impressive improvement in the average scores, with so many students significantly surpassing their predicted grades. The students have taken part in a huge range of competitive sports, dramatic productions, musical events and ensembles, community service and too many other activities to list. This is part of the broad and balanced education Dulwich provides which is complimentary to a world class academic programme. Together with the excellent IB results from Dulwich College Beijing and Shanghai this puts the Dulwich group amongst the top performing IB schools in the world.”
Headmaster, John Todd, commented, “This is such a wonderful achievement and our students and staff should be immensely proud of their achievements. Dulwich College Suzhou provides the best possible learning environment for its students and this focus on providing all round excellence has enabled our students to achieve the best IB results in Suzhou, well ahead of the results from other international schools in Suzhou.”International Old Alleynians, the Class of 2015 from Dulwich College Suzhou, will be attending some outstanding universities from across the world including Imperial College London, London School of Economics, University of Washington (US), University of Warwick (UK), University of Bath (UK), University of Nottingham (UK), Brock University (Canada), University of Strathclyde (UK), University of Toronto (Canada), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Instituto Europeo di Design (Italy).
Experiencing Nature in our New Early Years Playground
Amidst great excitement we opened the new playground for our Early Learning students (aged 2 to 6 years old) last week. After many months of planning and huge investment over the summer to install and complete the project, it was wonderful to finally see our students exploring their new space.
“Inspirational learning spaces are hugely important at Dulwich College Suzhou and we are setting the standard yet again with this new natural play area for our Early Years students.” John Todd, Headmaster, told parents, “The concept is to connect our children with nature and to grow their understanding of the natural environment. The children now have an inspiring outdoor learning space and we look forward to integrating outdoor learning into many different areas of the curriculum.”
With the overall design being undertaken by Greenspace from Shanghai, the playground equipment has been sourced from Kompan, award winning specialists in playground design, to ensure all equipment is age appropriate and meets strict safety standards. Their equipment in the playground has been constructed using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) materials to ensure we support responsible management of the world’s forests. This continues our association with FSC, building on the certified paper we use for printing. This is vitally important to The College and our wider philosophy concerning sustainability.
Filled with natural materials, lots of greenery and exciting spaces for our children to explore, Head of DUCKS, Melody Stuckey, says, “Our children now have a very unique opportunity to discover, create and learn more about the natural world in the best playground I have ever seen!”
This project fits in perfectly with the broader strategy of sustainability at The College and being mindful of the impact we have on our environment. We are delighted to be leading the way in Suzhou once again in this area, which is so vital to us all.
A* Success with Outstanding iGCSE Results at Dulwich College Suzhou
Following last month’s IB Diploma Programme success with students gaining an average of 38.1 (out of 45) and the best results by far of any international school in Suzhou, Dulwich College Suzhou students are celebrating outstanding iGCSE results. 64% of all examinations taken were graded A*/A (A* is the highest possible grade) and over 99% gained A* - C. 16 students averaged an A grade or better in each exam. Mr Stuart Bridge, Head of Senior School, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled with our results this year, not least by the number of students who have surpassed their predicted grades. This success is a great testament to the students’ own hard work, coupled with the enormous support given by the teaching staff at DCSZ. I am truly delighted for one and all!”
John Todd, Headmaster of Dulwich College Suzhou expressed delight at the results. “We are confident that we offer our students the best possible start in life. Our outstanding examination results mean that our students have a competitive advantage in securing places at the world’s top universities. Once again Dulwich is setting the standard in Suzhou and we are justifiably proud of the achievements of our students.”
Workshop with Guy Claxton, originator of Building Learning Power.
25th -26th September 2015
MA (Cantab), DPhil (Oxon), FBPsS Guy Claxton is emeritus Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Winchester and Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CrL).
In September Guy will be leading workshops at Dulwich College Suzhou for our teachers to discuss BLP and how to help our students to develop learning dispositions.
Recycling on Rainy Days
As part of our continued drive for sustainability we are now making the most of any rainy days. We have a 150m3 tank collecting the rain water, which is then filtered and disinfected. This treated water can then be used to irrigate the Senior School rugby field. Another example of why we believe we are one of the greenest schools in China!
INSPIRING TRIP TO SEE SOLARIMPULSE
On Thursday 30th April a small group of our students had the unique opportunity to see SolarImpulse which had recently landed in Nanjing. In true pioneering spirit SolarImpulse intends to achieve the first Round-The-World solar flight in 2015. It is the only aircraft of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.
The two intrepid pilots, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, together with their team, have set out to demonstrate how a pioneering spirit, innovation and clean technologies can really change the world. They have already flown from the west cost of the United States, across the Atlantic, Europe and Asia and are now about to start the final leg of this historic flight by crossing the Pacific Ocean.
Both of the pilots spoke about their passion for the project and Bertrand Piccard had a special message for all of the students in the audience. He told them never to accept that something cannot be done just because no-one else has managed to do it yet. To be a pioneer you have to go beyond what everyone else thinks is achievable. He believes that his role as a pioneer, explorer and adventurer is not to discover new stars or galaxies but to find ways to improve the quality of life for all of us who live on this planet.
|This is what our students thought about their experience:
Solar Impulse was a truly inspiring event. Seeing the first ever solar powered plane really opened my eyes to the possibilities technology opens up. It put into perspective just how close we are to new horizons, and they are incredible! I am extremely glad to have taken a part in such a historic event! Sam
Solar Impulse was the best learning experience that I've participated in. It was an interesting way to experience the solar powered airplane, I have learnt so much from just one trip, it was definitely worth it. I was shocked to even have the chance to participate in such an amazing event. I will not forget the experience and the inspiration the pilots have shared throughout the day. Emma
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