School Profile | Halcyon London International School

School Profile 2021/2022

Halcyon London International School’s Mission

“To provide an exceptional education that draws out the unique potential of each student.”

 

Halcyon London International School is guided by the belief that an exceptional education will draw out, nourish and awaken the unique potential of each student. Building on the foundations of the International Baccalaureate (IB), Halcyon is a thinking community, committed to holistic teaching and learning; nurturing engaged, reflective and responsible, life-ready, global citizens.  Halcyon will reflect and honour the Mission Statement of the IB.

Halcyon is an independent mixed private school established in 2013, guided by a founding Board of Trustees committed to the provision of an innovative, student­ focused and digitally innovative education supported by an engaged and collaborative community. With a student­ teacher ratio of 5:1, the community will expand to 248 students, Grade 6 – 12, by 2024. Our current student numbers are 171. The school has an active bursary programme. Admissions selects for access to the IB Diploma. Our school is also a PSAT and ACT test centre.

Contact us

University Counsellor: Asil Al-Shammari (aal-shammari@halcyonschool.com)

IBDP Coordinator: Lori Fritz (lfritz@halcyonschool.com)

Director: Barry Mansfield (bmansfield@halcyonschool.com)

CEEB Code: 724485 UCAS Code: 19729 IB Code: 050209

Accreditations

Demographics

171 students with 34 nationalities including dual nationalities.

Class of 2021

IB Score Range: 25-42
Cohort size: 21 pupils
No. of IB Candidates: 18
Pass Rate: 100%.

Class of 2022

Number of pupils graduating: 36
% sitting the IB Diploma: 100%
Ranking: We do not rank students

Curriculum and Activities

All students in Grades 11 and 12 follow IB Diploma Programme courses leading to external IB examination. Students have the option of taking IB certificates. All qualifying students also receive an accredited U.S. high school diploma. All Grade 6–10 students follow the Middle Years Programme curriculum and take International Schools’ Assessment standardised tests each year. Students in Grade 10 undertake a Personal Project which is externally assessed by the IB, Halcyon offers a wide range of extracurricular activities.


IB Diploma Programme and Assessment

Grading for each subject is reported on the transcript and follows the IB assessment criteria based on the 7­ point scale. Assessment criteria are rigorously upheld. Grades are issued at the end of each term. Due to the high mobility and international backgrounds of the student body, as well as our small class sizes, Halcyon does not provide a class ranking. The translation of our assessments as compared with a typical American high school grading system is approximately: 7 = A+ 6 = A 5 = A-/B+/B 4 = B­/C+ 3 = C 2 = D 1 = F

IB Diploma Courses

The following courses are currently available at IB Higher Level and Standard Level unless indicated:
Studies in language and literature: English Literature, English Language and Literature,

Mother Tongue languages, Language acquisition and Literature: Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Icelandic, Arabic, Hebrew, Norwegian, Portuguese, Dutch and Swedish.

Individuals and societies: Geography, History, Psychology, Business Management, Economics, Information Technology in a Global Society

Sciences: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies

Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation & Analysis and Approaches

Arts: Visual Arts, Theatre Arts, Music

School Response to Covid-19 [2020/21]

Between March – June 2020 and from January – March 2021 the school moved to a Remote Learning platform. The Digital Learning Leader worked with Halcyon teachers to produce an online platform that fostered the collaborative environment of inquiry that the International Baccalaureate requires. Read more here.

Class of 2017

Average IB DP score

Class of 2018

Average IB DP score

Class of 2019

Average IB DP score

Class of 2020

Average IB DP score

Class of 2021

Average IB DP score

Class of 2022

Average IB DP score

2017-2021 Offers & Matriculations
*Bold denotes matriculation

United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University
ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music)
Anglia Ruskin University
Arts University Bournemouth
BIMM London
Birkbeck, University of London
Bournemouth University
Bristol, University of the West of England
Brunel University London
Canterbury Christ Church University
Cardiff University
Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
City & Guilds of London Art School
City, University of London
Durham University
Falmouth University
Goldsmiths, University of London
Greater Brighton Metropolitan University
Harper Adams University
Hartpury University
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
Istituto Marangoni London
King’s College London
Kingston University London
London Metropolitan University
London School of Economics
London South Bank University
Loughborough University
Met Film School
Middlesex University
Newcastle University
New College of the Humanities
Nottingham Trent University

Oxford Brookes University
Queen Mary University of London
Queen’s University Belfast
Ravensbourne University London
Regent’s University London
Richmond, The American International University in London
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Holloway, University of London
SOAS
St Mary’s University, Twickenham
University of Bath
University of Bedfordshire
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University College London
University for the Creative Arts
University of Chester
University of Dundee
University of East London
University of Edinburgh
University of Essex
University of Exeter
University of Glasgow
University of Greenwich
University of Kent
University of Leeds
University of Lincoln
University of Liverpool
University of Nottingham
University of Manchester
University of Reading
University of Roehampton
University of St Andrews
University of Surrey
University of Sussex
University of the Arts London
University of Warwick
University of Westminster
University of West London
University of York

America

American University
Arizona State University
Barry University
Brandeis University
Bucknell University
Boston University
California Baptist University
Case Western Reserve University
Dartmouth College
Denison University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Elon University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
George Washington University
Haverford College
Kenyon College
Loyola Marymount University
Macalester College
Marist College
Miami University (Ohio)
Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute

Muhlenberg College
New York University
Occidental College
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Purdue University
Richmond University
Santa Clara University
SCAD (The Savannah College of Art & Design)
Skidmore College
State University of New York, Geneseo
Syracuse University
The New School (Parsons)
Trinity College
Tufts University
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Miami
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of South Florida
University of Washington
University of Utah
Vassar College

  1. Canada

Carleton University
McGill University
Queen’s University
University of Alberta
University of Guelph
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
Western University
Wilfred Laurier University

Netherlands

Delft University of Technology
Design Academy Eindhoven
Leiden University
Maastricht University
VU Amsterdam

Japan

Asia Pacific University
Temple University Japan

France

America University of Paris

Sweden

Lund University

Switzerland

EHL – Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne
Webster University, Geneva Campus

Spain

University of Granada

Italy

Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche

Germany

Freie University
Humboldt University

China

New York University Shanghai