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.
Chatter, the Dane Court student newspaper, welcomes staff and students to our new academic year. Chatter newspaper is a compilation of articles, reviews and school information written by students from across all our year groups. We are delighted to have the opportunity of working with some of our new Year 7s who have produced some super write-ups, including a wonderful first month update by Oscar in 7S on page 9 We are thrilled to introduce our first competition of the year, created by Erica in 8D. Erica is feeling suitably seasonal and has written a spooky short story to inspire you to write your own. Take a look at page 17 and if your spooky entry is chosen you could win one of two bumper Hallowe'en prize packs! For any of you who would like to join the Chatter team, or see what we do, you are welcome to come to the library when we meet at 1:45pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Chatter Team
During the summer holidays 19 Dane Court students took part in the National Citizenship Service. This fantastic and engaging programme took students away for a week of team building activities and on their return to Thanet they ran social action projects to promote Help for Heroes, Breast Cancer Awareness and Oasis Domestic Abuse Service. During their celebratory event at Dreamland on the 14 September the teams won awards for creativity, innovation and determination.
New school year and uniform reminder
Written by Mr M Alderson
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.
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.
If you have any questions, please speak with the relevant subject teacher or pay a visit to the sixth form office.
IBCP at Dane Court
Written by Ms A Hale
What is the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP)?
The IBCP enables students to:
Develop a broad range of career-related competencies and to deepen their understanding in general areas of knowledge
Prepare for effective participation in an ever-changing world of work
Foster the attributes of the learner profile allowing students to become true lifelong learners willing to consider new perspectives
Engage in learning that makes a positive difference to future lives
Become a self confident person ready for life in the 21st century.
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:
at least two standard level Diploma Programme courses
an IBCP core that includes personal and professional skills, service learning, language development and a reflective project
The Dane Court Grammar School Parents Association's monthly boot fairs usually take place at the school from 6:30am on the second Saturday of each month with breaks over winter and during the summer holiday. Read more...