May 2017

Before the start of the IBDP exams, the Graduating Class of 2017 and their teachers enjoyed a lovely Leavers’ dinner at the Dil, during which funny Awards were handed in from both sides. It was a very pleasant and enjoyable evening.

As I am writing this post, the students have been sitting their IB exams for almost two weeks, having just sat the very much-dreaded Mathematics exam papers!

This year’s Graduating Class has been rewarded with a huge number of university offers from the UK (King’s College, University of York, University of Leeds, University of Nottingham…), the United States (University of Washington, Tulane University, Temple University, University of South Miami, Whitman College, Sarah Lawrence College…), Canada (University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, University of Victoria, York University…), Europe (Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, University of Groningen…), Australia (University of Melbourne), China (NYU Shanghai) and Singapore (Yale-NUS College), as well as an impressive total amount of approx. $1,792,480.00 of scholarship offers over 4 years. Well done to them and all the best in their future studies!

The DP1 are currently on their Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze qualification trip in Ndubaluba with Mr Chilele and Ms Rousseau, as part of their CAS programme, a core component of the IB Diploma Programme and a compulsory component of the ISL High School Diploma. They should have completed the first formal interview with their supervisor for the Extended Essay and they will soon be sitting their end of year exams. It is expected that they will complete their Extended Essay during the summer break, in order to hand in a full draft next August. This will allow them to focus on their Internal Assessments and university application next term.

Nathalie Vignard, IBDP Coordinator