Our Sixth for Information Evening will take place on Thursday 30 November.
Your cooperation with the following plans would be appreciated:
- External candidates and those currently at Dane Court in 11B and 11D should arrive at 6:30pm for a presentation in the theatre, followed by a tour of the school and chance to talk to subject staff.
- Dane Court students currently in 11H, 11N, 11S and 11T should arrive at 6:40pm in order to see subject staff and tour the school before attending a presentation in the theatre at 7:30pm.
Please contact us if you are interested in applying to study the International Baccalaureate and have not been in touch with us before.
Call the school office on 01843864941 for further information or see our pdf prospectus online (1.43 MB) .
The sixth form at Dane Court provides both space and structure for students to develop and follow their own academic and personal interests. We encourage students to be creative, tolerant and to aim for academic, sporting and cultural excellence.
We are a mixed sixth form community of over 300 students, offering the very successful International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) as well as a programme of extra-curricular activities and opportunities for leadership within the school. Many students also join us in the sixth form from other local schools as well as from abroad and are fully integrated into the life of the school.
The average points score of Dane Court IB students this year is the equivalent of three A* grades at A level. This is really helpful for you to know as you make the decision regarding where to study in September 2018 as increasingly you will be competing in a challenging job market.
All Dane Court students who apply to university are offered places - the vast majority securing their first choice.
Recent research shows that an IB student is more likely to stay at university as they have been so well educated in the type of study that will equip them effectively for student life after school. It is interesting to read Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, president of the Royal Society recently arguing that:
‘Britain is at risk of falling behind other nations by holding onto the qualifications, which encourage teenagers to specialise in a small number of subjects,’ which is one reason the IB is such a successful course. He added “Our narrow education system, which encourages early specialisation, is no longer fit for purpose in an increasingly interdisciplinary world. Many countries have moved, or are moving, towards a broader and more diverse curriculum in order to equip the next generation with a skill set they will need.
The IB programmes on offer at Dane Court encourage a wide skill set in a world where many will have a series of careers in their lifetime. Sir Venki commented that career paths are changing and “we need to change expectations of what a person's 'career' - or perhaps 'careers' is more accurate - will look like.”
Read the full article by Sir Venki on the Times Educational Supplement website.Times Educational Supplement website.