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High School, Grades 9–12

UWCSEA offers an academically challenging and personally enriching High School education to students in Grades 9 to 12. As our students will tell you, UWCSEA is a great place to spend your High School years in a dynamic global environment.

There are three curriculum offerings in the High School; the curriculum stream a student joins depends on the age at which they join the College:

  • Grade 9 (at age 14): (I)GCSE, a two-year programme culminating in external examinations at the end of Grade 10
  • Grade 10 (at age 15): one-year Foundation IB (FIB), a robust IB preparation course designed to equip students with a firm foundation of knowledge and skills from which to begin the IB Diploma Programme. The course culminates in internal examinations.
  • Grade 11 (at age 16), the two-year IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) ending in external examinations; graduates are also awarded a UWCSEA Diploma

One key quality in all our High School students is their positive approach to learning. Central to the College’s values is the view that effort and commitment are vital qualities if a student is to be happy and successful. Students in the (I)GCSE and FIB programmes are expected to maintain strong effort profiles and be actively and positively engaged in the classroom and in school life. We encourage our students to be self-disciplined and considerate of others.

During the final two years at the College, the vast majority of students in Grades 11 and 12 prepare for the highly rigorous IB Diploma, an internationally recognised pre-university qualification. UWCSEA Dover was the first IB Diploma authourised school in Asia (and 20th in the world).

Despite the high academic demands of the programme, students are enrolled on the basis of much more than their academic profile. Commitment to service, a willingness to involve themselves in the many opportunities offered by the College and a belief that action and service can make a positive impact are equally important. Our staff help students in numerous ways. Some specialise in specific academic areas, such as examinations and university applications, others assist with the Extended Essay, while Heads of Grade oversee the students' whole school experience.

A small number of students for whom the full IBDP is not suitable study for a reduced range of IB Diploma Programme courses, which may be accepted for admission to some university degree programmes.

More information on our High School programmes, by campus, can be found in the below brochures and academic programme guides:

UWCSEA Dover IGCSE overview brochure

UWCSEA Dover IGCSE overview
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UWCSEA East IGCSE High School Overview

UWCSEA East IGCSE overview
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UWCSEA Dover Grade 9 and 10 academic programme (IGCSE - Grade 9 entry)

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UWCSEA East Grade 9 and 10 academic programme (IGCSE - Grade 9 entry)

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UWCSEA Dover FOundation IB brochure

UWCSEA Dover Foundation IB overview
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UWCSEA East Foundation IB programme Overview

UWCSEA East Foundation IB overview
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UWCSEA Dover Foundation IB academic programme (Grade 10 entry)

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UWCSEA East Foundation IB academic programme (Grade 10 entry)

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UWCSEA Dover IB Diploma (IBDP) programem overview borchure

UWCSEA Dover IB Diploma overview
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UWCSEA East IB Diploma programme overview

UWCSEA East IB Diploma overview
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UWCSEA Dover Grade 11 and 12 academic programme (IB Diploma - Grade 11 entry)

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UWCSEA East Grade 11 and 12 academic programme (IB Diploma - Grade 11 entry)

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UWCSEA Dover Class of 2016 IB results and university destinations

UWCSEA Dover IB results and university destinations
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UWCSEA East Class of 2016 IB results and university destinations

UWCSEA East IB results and university destinations
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