The Diploma College is a learning community, where individuals are valued, connections are nurtured, and friendships are made for life. We offer a personalised approach to learning both in the classroom and in the 3-to-1 personalised support we offer to our students outside the classroom.
Our model of personalised support
Our approach offers three advisors to each student, each offering guidance and support.
1 - Successful learning
Students meet with the IBDP Coordinator every semester for personal academic guidance meetings. They discuss their progress in learning, and then have a further 1-to-1 meeting with their personal tutor to set targets and identify action to take to improve their learning for the next semester.
When students need specific kinds of learning support, they are able to access 1-to-1 time with the College learning support specialist.
2 - Wellbeing
Students receive guidance both as a group and individually. As a group, students participate in a Personal, Relationships, Social and Health Education (PRSHE) programme which we have developed especially for the needs of the globally mobile, internationally minded student. As individuals, students have access to 1-to-1 time with their personal tutor two or three times each half-term to discuss emotional wellbeing.
The Head of Student Wellbeing is also able to offer advice and support that is informed by methods in counselling and psychotherapy, and the school has a registered counsellor available too.
3 - Choosing futures
Students receive advice and guidance in making well-informed choices about their future education and careers.
After initial orientation about where in the world to study, and how different university systems work globally, they then meet individually with a Higher Education guidance counsellor who supports them step by step in researching, shortlisting and applying to universities worldwide.
At ISL, students are part of an environment with people from different backgrounds and nationalities. We believe this creates a rewarding and fulfilling personal experience, with students learning to embrace diversity and tolerance, while freeing themselves of cultural barriers.
Diploma College students are encouraged to identify community engagement projects to support.
ISL offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities very week in a range of different clubs.
Explore the Diploma College clubs offering to find out more.