This week is Freshers' week at universities across the UK. Dane Court would like to wish all our students who graduated from the IB this summer well in their new endeavours.
This year students are leaving us to study at University of Cambridge, Durham University, Imperial College London, University of Kent, London School of Economics and Political Science and University of Warwick to name but a few.
As well as university pathways students will be embarking on apprenticeships at Kreston Reeves, Boeing, St Mildred’s Primary School and here at Dane Court Grammar School.
The last two years studying the IB at Dane Court has been a significant journey for everyone and will set the students up well to manage the studies and responsibilities required of them.
Dane Court Grammar School is a mixed selective secondary school, set on a spacious site in Broadstairs in the heart of Thanet. The school is a friendly and inspiring place in which our students learn and thrive.
Learning at Dane Court is an enjoyable and exciting experience. Students are encouraged to develop the skills to learn independently, to lead and work in groups and to research and present information effectively. Our modern classrooms, laboratories, workshops and creative spaces are stimulating places in which to learn.
We continue to work hard to improve teaching and learning and to provide a high quality education for our students. We are proud of our students’ examination achievements this year on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme and at GCSE, including all the new 9-1 qualifications.
Dane Court has a busy extra-curricular life, providing wonderful opportunities for students to extend their learning and social experiences. Students have the chance to participate in a full range of activities and the school has an excellent reputation for success at local, county and national level in a wide range of sports.
We offer a wealth of exciting opportunities for our students and would like to invite all pupils who have taken the Kent Test this year to visit the school on Wednesday 17 October.
As always, our open day schedule will include morning, afternoon and evening tours along with opportunities to hear about the school from our current students and senior staff team.
Details of exact times and which tour is allocated your child's primary school will be published shortly so please ckeck back later.
For more information call 01843 864941.
If you have any questions, please speak with the relevant subject teacher or pay a visit to the sixth form office.
The IBCP enables students to:
The aim of the IBCP is to provide students with both an academic and practical foundation to support both their further studies and specialized training, thereby ensuring their success in the workforce.
Dane Court offers the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) as an innovative and unique education programme for students specifically tailored for students who wish to engage in career-related learning.
The IBCP combines highly regarded and internationally recognized IB Diploma Programme courses with an approved career-related study and a unique IBCP core. Therefore, because of the flexibility of the IBCP, we have been able to create our own distinct version of this programme at Dane Court offering a wide variety of IB subjects as well as the career pathways of Business and Finance, Sports Science, Health and Social Care, ICT and Design Engineering.
IBCP students engage with a challenging programme of study that genuinely interests them while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement. They are well prepared to succeed at institutions of higher learning or directly entering the workplace.
The IBCP framework is built around three interconnected elements:
2018 marks 50 years since the International Baccalaureate community was founded.
In contrast Dane Court Grammar School has been an IB World School for a mere decade.
Nevertheless our students and teachers have benefited from the IB's high standards and innovation in the field of education.
The IB website is currently celebrating their 50 years of successes with the eye-opening IB Stories which presents some of the many achievements of its alumni and dedication of those teaching the Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme.
Here at Dane Court we offer both the Diploma and Career-related Programmes with a wide range of subject choices and a variety of flexible course formats.
Find out more on our sixth form pages.
Students at Dane Court are celebrating wonderful GCSE results this year, including particularly stunning science grades.
The start of the new school year for all students is 8:40am on Wednesday 5 September 2018.
Important documents are available in our Summer Mailing section.
There will be a few more items added in August and September (Homework Timetables, for example) so please check back later.
Students in years seven to 11 should wear standard uniform when they return to school.