Saturday 15 December 2018 -
16:00 to 18:30

Are you interested in Pre- IGCSES, IGCSES, and A levels at d’Overbroeck’s?

This is a great opportunity to learn about the courses and experience how the school teach at d’Overbroeck’s, through their unique Economics Masterclass, delivered by Andrew Gillespie, Director of Studies and Ted McGrath, Head of the International School at d’Overbroeck’s.

As the school offer limited places on programmes, they would like to give an opportunity to serious candidates to be interviewed early on, so they can feel confident about their application and securing their place ahead of time. Book an interview now with Andrew Gillespie, Director of Studies at our Sixth Form (A levels) or with Ted McGrath, Head of our International School (IGCSES).

Time Events Venue  
9.00am -12.00pm Interview session Novotel Siam Square CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR INTERVIEW SESSION 
4.00pm - 6.30pm Special seminar British Council, Siam CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SEMINAR

Seminar Schedule

Time Activities
4.00pm  Welcome
4.15pm Pre IGCSES and IGCSES
by Ted McGrath
5.00pm Masterclass in Business and Economics with prizes for students
by Andrew Gillespie, Director of Studies
5.45pm Sixth Form and Oxbridge Preparation at d’Overbroeck’s 
6.30pm Q&A
6.45pm  End of event

Courses available: 

  • Pre-IGCSES
  • 2 year IGCSES
  • 1 Year IGCSES
  • A levels

Why join d’Overbroeck’s?

The Sixth Form at d’Overbroeck’s: 

  • Our Sixth Form students are a mix of our own Year 11 students and over 130 new students each year from other schools. 
  • Majority of students from the UK and a significant proportion from abroad with over 30 nationalities. 
  • Wide range of 35 A level subject choices in any combination, plus enrichment for Oxbridge/Medicine/ Law, etc. 
  • Teaching is interactive and motivating in small classes where students gain confidence in expressing themselves more effectively, questioning and debating. 
  • Our pastoral care is regularly praised by students and parents.
  • Strong in supporting and encouraging students, d’Overbroeck’s is very much a ‘people place’ where each individual thrives. First name terms highlight our collaborative approach, which is underpinned by a high level of mutual respect.
  • Each student has a Director of Studies who meets with them individually to discuss progress
  • A busy sports and activities programme runs across the school with very strong arts, drama and music departments, with brand new facilities for performing arts in a brand new Sixth Form building. 

Academic information: Excellent record of entrance to top UK (and US) universities plus drama, music and art schools. 54% A*/A at A-level

  • More than 1 in 5 examination entries gained A*
  • More than half of examination entries gained A*/A
  • More than one third of students gained 3 or more grade A’s in their subjects

 University destinations: University College London, Kings College London, Imperial College London, University of Oxford. 

The International School at d’Overbroeck’s: 

  • Courses available are: Pre- IGCSES, One year IGCSE, Two year IGCSE, and Study Abroad all taught in small classes. 
  • Our students are all international students from over 30 different countries. 
  • Students get to experience not only a home away from home, but also a British school, where they join school houses and experience various responsibility roles within the school, aimed at developing their team spirit and enhancing their confidence. 
  • Teachers and students are on first name terms which leads to a high level of mutual respect. Each student has a Pastoral guide who meets with them individually to discuss progress. 
  • A busy sports and activities programme run across the school with very strong arts, drama and music departments. 
  • All students take part in a wide range of activities aimed at confidence building, self-expression and team-working through evening, weekend activities. 
  • They discover British and European cultures though trips and activities all throughout Britain and expeditions in Italy, Spain, France and more. We teach in a traditional British building with newly refurbished facilities. 
  • We have an excellent record of entrance to top UK Sixth Forms, including d’Overbroeck’s Sixth form, Abingdon School, City of London School, Lancing College, Radley College, Wellington College. 

About Speakers

  • Andrew Gillespie, Director of Studies, read Economics and Modern history at the University of Oxford and has been a senior member of staff at d’Overbroeck’s for many years. He has a number of roles, both academic and pastoral, including Head of Business and Director of Studies. These roles include welcoming international students to the school and advising students on their university applications. Andrew is also Chief Examiner for A level Business in the UK for a major examining Board (AQA) and Chair of Examiners at GCSE (AQA).  He has written numerous textbooks for Economics and Business at GCSE, A level and undergraduate level. He is also an Independent Schools Inspector.

Andrew’s impressive profile include:

  • Chief Examiner A level Business (AQA)
  • Chair of Examiner GCSE Business (AQA)
  • Lead Developer A level Economics (CCEA)
  • Lead Developer A level Business (AQA International)
  • Author of many Economics and Business textbooks at GCSE, A level and undergraduate. 

 What makes Andrew passionate about d’Overbroeck’s

d’Overbroeck’s has always been about helping individuals to grow and see what they can really do. It is about helping students to gain confidence in themselves, their ideas, their abilities and find their real interests.  There is a real sense of people working together (staff and student), doing interesting things, enjoying what they do and being good it. I am passionate about my role because there is always something interesting happening, and I am constantly amazed by students’ talents. I am delighted -and fortunate- to be part of their journey.

What makes Ted passionate about working with international students 

“I have been working with international students exclusively since 1997 and am always amazed by their ability to study academically challenging subjects in their second or even third language. I admire this determination and enjoy witnessing their development into globally minded young people. I love the different perspective they bring to the classroom and school environment and find there to be a positive dynamic energy in international education. In British schools the students can be quite fixed mindsets whereas in international education the students have clearly got a growth mindset choosing to come to another country and study for high stakes public examinations. In brief I love the energy, determination, positive attitudes, seeing young people grow into globally minded young people, able to make a positive difference in this crazy world we live in!”

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