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IGCSEs & A-Levels (GCSEs for day students studying with first language English students)
English as an additional language.
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d’Overbroeck’s is an independent co-educational secondary school in north Oxford. d’Overbroeck’s takes day students from Years 7-11 (age 11-16) and international students from 13 years of age as either boarders or day students. There are almost 600 students in the whole school, with the Sixth Form being the largest part, at around 350 students. In the Sixth Form, around half the students are day, half are boarding and the UK: International student ratio is 60:40.
EAP provision is offered to students to gain confidence in their spoken and written English. Students leaving the Sixth Form go on to secure places at top universities including UCL, LSE and Kings College London as well as the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
d’Overbroeck’s International School is located at The Swan Building, in close proximity to Oxford city centre. Formerly home to the Sixth Form, the school has been recently refurbished and includes well-equipped classrooms, two science laboratories, a drama and music room, an art room, a library, extensive gardens and a student medical centre. Students have the option of living in one of the school’s two International School boarding houses, St Philip’s and St Aldate’s.
The new Sixth Form building is located in a residential area of Oxford, Summertown, close to Parkway Station, which leads directly to London. Boarding houses and host families are located in close proximity to the school.
The teaching building includes drama and art spaces as well as five new science labs and a large common room. Cohen Hall is used for dining as well as for events and performances. A recently built boarding house for Sixth Form students, Islip House, is directly across the road. The option of boarding with a Host Family is also available to students of all ages.
d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form offers 35 subjects at A level and gives students the flexibility to choose the combination of subjects that best fits their strengths, interests and future aspirations. d’Overbroeck’s also offers every student in the Sixth Form the opportunity to pursue an Extended Project (EPQ), in addition to studying for their three main A levels.
d’Overbroeck’s International School offers 4 courses: Pre-IGCSE (new course for entry in 2019), One-year IGCSE, Two-year IGCSE, and Study Abroad. The curriculum offered is broad and prepares students for entry into UK sixth forms, including d’Overbroeck’s or other international schools. The international school typical class size is 10 students.
The school has also introduced a new Pre-IGCSE course for students aged 13+. This provides an introduction into UK education and a preparation year before IGCSEs. It is also a valuable high school experience for those wanting to study in the UK to gain a global perspective before continuing studies in their own country.
d’Overbroeck’s is located in a residential area of north Oxford less than 2 miles from Oxford city centre. The nearest international airport is Heathrow which is about an hour away.
A day in the Life of…
International students have the opportunity to take part in sports, art, drama and music activities with other day and boarding students from across the school. A quick glance at our Instagram feed will give an idea of the enthusiasm with which our students throw themselves into life at d’Overbroeck’s and the fun they have along the way. As well as ‘standard’ sports, there are almost 40 extra-curricular clubs covering interests from Film Club to Polo to Model United Nations.
At weekends there are trips laid on to visit local cities and attractions and day and boarding students often attend local events and music or drama productions together. UK students often mention the enrichment that international students bring to the school. In the words of one of our students: “We respect each other, encourage one another and work together.”