Senior School Prospectus.
The purpose of this prospectus is to outline the programme of study in Years 12 and 13 at Discovery College, and to help students make a successful transition to the Senior School. The main programme of study in Year 12 (Grade 11) and Year 13 (Grade 12) is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP). Students may follow the full IB Diploma Programme pathway, or the individual DP Courses (at Higher or Standard level) pathway. Discovery College also offers the IB Career-related Programme.
At Discovery College, we believe in the development of the student as a whole person, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially, so that when students leave us they are ready for active world citizenship. We aim to equip them for future decision-making roles by presenting them with a rigorous educational programme aimed at the development of their talents and skills. At the same time, we aim to nurture in our students an understanding of themselves and others in a world of cultural diversity that will lead to a sense of tolerance, interdependence and open-mindedness. The International Baccalaureate Diploma and Career-related Programmes match well with the overall aims of the culminating phase of our educational programme. We aim to uphold rigorous standards of learning and inquiry within an academic framework that is both broad and deep.
In order to accomplish these aims, Discovery College seeks to provide a pleasant, stimulating environment for its students, in which the effective development of the whole person can take place, facilitated by a caring and capable staff, by ongoing development of academic resources, and by the provision of a lively extra-curricular programme of activities and events.