Established in 2005 and with over 1,400 students of over 45 nationalities enrolled currently, Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) is a British international school for students from 1 to 18 years of age. https://beijing.dulwich.org/
The curriculum is based on the enhanced English National Curriculum up to Year 9, IGCSE courses for students in Years 10 and 11, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Years 12 and 13. DCB emphasizes excellence in academics, sports, and the arts, fostering in every child a sense of the importance of community service.
All students study compulsory Mandarin up to the end of Year 9, with many continuing with it as an examination subject in the Senior School years. The school’s mother-tongue German courses are designed to allow children to return seamlessly to German language schools or universities after a stint in Beijing. DCB was awarded the “Best British International School” in 2011. It is a PSAT, SAT, PLAN and ACT testing center and offers SAT preparation courses in conjunction with an American SAT review company. Strong IBDP results have enabled graduates to enter Oxbridge and Russell group universities in the UK as well as Ivy League and top 50 universities in the US.
Sports facilities include two sports domes, a multi-purpose sports hall, six tennis courts, a weight room, a football pitch, a rugby pitch, a cricket pitch and a swimming pool. DCB is the only school in Beijing that has a skating rink. The school building houses two large theatres with over 800 seats combined, two black box theatres, spacious music rooms, ICT suites including one dedicated to music, light and airy art rooms, two new libraries, a radio studio, ten well-equipped science laboratories, four modern design and technology workshops with 3-D printers and well-lit classrooms with smart boards.
Ages 7 to 13: Junior School and Key Stage 3
Ages 14-18: IGCSE German First Language and IBDP German Language A
MORE ABOUT DCB’S GERMAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMME :
The programme was designed to help native German speaking students to develop their language skills and allow them to return to a German school or attend a German speaking university once they leave Beijing. All German courses are taught to small groups by native German speakers.
These courses will deepen the students’ cultural frame of reference and also expose them to a variety of text styles, while enabling them to interpret German literature in different genres, including fiction, drama and poetry.
3-5 hours weekly
The students follow the English National Curriculum while offering them German classes as a part of their regular curriculum
In Junior School: 2-3 Hours weekly
In Key Stage 3: 4 Hours weekly
Dulwich College Contact
Legend Garden Campus
No.89 Capital Airport Road, Shunyi District (101300)
Phone: +86 10 6454 9000
Beijing Riviera Campus
No,1 Xiang Jiang Bei Lu, Jing Shun road, Chaoyang District (100103)
Phone: +86 10 8450 7676
River Garden Campus
River Garden Villas, Houshayu Baixinzhuang, Shunyi District (101300)
Phone: +86 10 6454 9000
Early Years (Toddler to Year 2)
Admission is by visit, informal interview and a reference from a current school if appropriate.
Junior School (Year 3 to 6)
Year 3 applicant s complete a written assessment in English and Mathematics or the lucid test.
Year 4 to Year 6 applicants are required to take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) consisting of verbal, quantitative and non-verbal assessment and a written assessment in English
Senior School (Year 7 to 13)
Applicants are required to take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT) consisting of verbal, quantitative and non-verbal assessment.
Applicants entering Year 10 and above are also required to sit written assessments in English and Mathematics. Applicants will be interviewed by the Head of Senior School.
Candidates applying for entry into Year 11 must be able to demonstrate that they are capable of being entered for the (I)GCSE examinations,which students sit at the end of Year 11.
Candidates applying for Year 12 and Year 13 will be assessed and interviewed for their suitability for the IB Diploma program.
Special arrangements can be made for candidates to take assessment examinations in their home country. If a candidate cannot be interviewed, the applicant may be offered a provisional place.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Students who require additional English language teaching in order to access the curriculum successfully are provided with English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. Students who are not native English speakers but who are fluent in English and also have age appropriate literacy skills (in English) are not classed by the College as EAL learners.
Learning Support (LS)
Students who require additional Learning Support teaching in order to access the curriculum successfully are provided with Learning Support (LS) support. The LS specialists help students who have: a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age; or a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities generally provided for children of the same age in school.
For more information about Dulwich College Fees. https://beijing.dulwich.org/