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School Profile 2023/24

Halcyon London International School’s Mission

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

 

Halcyon is an independent co-ed 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. Halcyon offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (DP) and IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) curricula. All students also graduate with a US-style High School Diploma.

With a student teacher ratio of 5:1, our current student numbers are 184 with 31 nationalities including dual/multinationalities. The school has an active bursary programme. Admissions to Halcyon selects for access to the IB Diploma. Halcyon 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

184 students with 31 nationalities including dual/ multi-nationalities.

Class of 2023

IB Score Range: 26-42
Cohort size: 23 pupils
No. of IB Candidates: 23
Pass Rate: 100%.

Class of 2024

Number of pupils graduating: 28
% sitting the IB Diploma: 100%
Ranking: We do not rank students

Curriculum and Activities

All Grade 6–10 students follow the IB Middle Years Programme curriculum and take International Schools’ Assessment standardised tests each year. All students in Grades 11 and 12 follow IB Diploma Programme courses leading to external IB examinations. Students have the option of taking IB certificates in place of the full IB Diploma. All qualifying students also receive an accredited U.S. high school diploma. 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:

1.Studies in language and literature: English Literature, English Language and Literature

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

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

4.Sciences: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies (SL only)

5.Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation & Analysis and Approaches

6.Arts: Visual Arts, Theatre Arts, Music, Film*

* denotes online courses

Covid-19 Impact on Learning

Students in the graduating class (Class of 2024) have not experienced distance learning throughout their time as IB Diploma Programme students.

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

Class of 2023

Average IB DP score

2017-2023 Offers & Matriculations

Our innovative approach to the International Baccalaureate (IB) develops the critical thinking, interdisciplinary awareness and collaborative skills required for success and fulfilment at some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Our students’ hard work earns them places at a range of prestigious Russell Group and UK Top 20 universities, including Oxford, Imperial College London and UCL, as well as highly competitive international institutions such as the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

Students matriculate onto a range of competitive degree programmes such as Biomedical Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Psychology, and traditional academic subjects such as English Literature, Chemistry and Economics and International Relations.