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In 1979 Marymount International School was the first girls’ school in the UK to adopt the IB Diploma programme in the belief that it provides the most challenging and stimulating educational offering to the Sixth Former. The IB programme sets out to develop inquiring, critical minds, enabling pupils to become independent thinkers and “active, lifelong learners”. In concert with Marymount’s Catholic values the IB also sets out “to develop caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” Graduates attest that they feel they have been stretched academically, spiritually and socially: they are fully prepared for university and for life.
In preparation for the IB Diploma, Marymount has been teaching MYP for eighteen years. Whilst studying the iGCSE content within the MYP framework, students develop the ability to investigate their world, recognise perspectives of others, communicate thoughts and take action to improve their environment. In line with the holistic philosophy of the MYP, girls are supported across all subject areas with particular success in Mathematics and the Sciences.
Consistently ranked in the top 5% globally, students at Marymount acquire a portable qualification which gives them access to the top universities worldwide, and more importantly, top employment prospects.
The School offers a welcoming, nurturing and supportive environment sustained by a ratio of between 5 and 6 students to every teacher. Having attended this small School, in the company of students from over 40 nationalities and many different faiths, students acquire the added advantage of cultural fluency. Over 50% of students graduate with a Bilingual Diploma which reflects the high standard of language tuition, the diversity of the student population as well as their broad outlook; they are unquestionably equipped with the necessary skills to compete and succeed in a globalised, ever-changing world.
Learning Resources Centre
The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) at Marymount International School offers support for students with mild learning difficulties as well as a special provision for students who are gifted and talented.
The LRC is currently staffed by one qualified, experienced teacher, with a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has responsibility for the process of identification, assessment, provision, monitoring and review of students at the School.
The Learning Resources and Enrichment Programme Co-ordinator is included in the admissions process of students who might need SEN support at the earliest stage possible. Prior to enrolment, parents are required to supply relevant documentation upon which the Co-ordinator writes a report and meets with families to discuss the student’s requirements and whether or not we can provide support. Upon acceptance an Individualised Education Plan (IEP) is developed before the student starts school and is sent to teachers before the student enters class.
As a small school with small class sizes, students who are in need of extra help are easily identified and support is made available throughout their time at Marymount.
Bursaries & Scholarships
Scholarships are available to girls joining the School in Grades 6 (11+) and Grade 8 (13+). A scholarship is tenable throughout the student’s time at Marymount, subject to her maintaining excellence in her area of award.
Scholarships are also awarded to current students in Grade 10, and applied in Grades 11 and 12.
Scholarships are given for Academic Excellence, Art, Music, Drama, Sport and Community Service. All-Rounder scholarships are also available for girls who evidence a very high standard in a number of areas of school life.
Closing date for applications: 16th January 2015. Dates for tests and interviews will be set by individual arrangement.
For further details please contact: Mrs Cheryl Eysele, Admissions Director, Marymount International School, George Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7PE. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +44 (0)20 8949 0571 Fax: +44 (0)20 8336 2485