Dulwich Puxi: Achieving 2nd Place in China League IB Ranking

We are delighted to announce that Dulwich College Puxi has ranked 2nd overall in the China IB League Table for the year 2023. This significant achievement reflects the outstanding accomplishments of our students, faculty, and parents within the entire Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi community, setting a new standard for academic excellence and demonstrating our commitment to our students.


Academic Excellence and Holistic Education at Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi

At Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi, we take pride in nurturing students who not only meet but exceed academic expectations, evident in our outstanding academic track record at the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and IGCSE.

The graduating class of 2023 achieved an impressive average of 37.71 out of 45 points in the IBDP, surpassing the global average of 30.24 points. The inaugural cohort of graduating students set a high benchmark for future success, with 100% of students passing the programme, 57.1% scoring over 40 points, and 40.5% achieving the perfect grade of 7.

Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi 2023 IB Results

Additionally, our commitment to holistic education is also evident in the exceptional IGCSE results for 2023, with 72.2% of grades in the A* to A range, 94.4% in the A* to B range, and a perfect 100% in the A* to C range.

Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi 2023 IGCSE Results

These achievements open doors for students to attend top universities worldwide.

Last week our Alumni Jemima, returned from London for a visit.

“I entered campus over the beautiful bridge, it took me back to when our graduation pictures were taken with the graduating class of 2023, and how far I, and the school, have come. From the initial building blocks of learning how to write a paragraph to writing my Extended Essay for the IBDP, these have all helped me in approaching my first essay on semiotics as part of my Liberal Arts degree.  I have truly valued my journey through the Senior School, with everything I have  learnt, the experiences I have had, and the relationships I have developed along the way with both students and staff, all which gave me the skills to flourish at university, which I am very grateful for. My time here gave me both roots and wings, and whilst I look forward to using my wings to return to university, I will always have roots here at Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi.”

In fostering a holistic approach to education, Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi ensures that in today's competitive environment, our students not only showcase academic strengths but also demonstrate critical thinking, creativity, and a genuine passion for learning. These qualities align with the college's commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals who excel academically and contribute meaningfully to society, highlighting our dedication to providing a comprehensive and enriching educational environment.

The Dulwich Difference

Dulwich College International schools in China have achieved top-ranking IB scores. All four of our outstanding Dulwich College International schools - Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong, Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi, Dulwich College Suzhou and Dulwich College Beijing are ranked in the top five of leading international schools in the country according to the China IB League Table.

Source: China IB League Table for 2023, compiled by Education Advisers. https://ib-schools.com/china

Dulwich College International's success in the China IB League Table is not just a ranking; it represents the Dulwich Difference. This accomplishment encapsulates the unique approach we take in providing a well-rounded education that goes beyond academic achievements. For our students, this achievement instils a sense of pride and confidence. It sets a standard of excellence that extends beyond academics, encouraging them to pursue their passions and contribute meaningfully to society.

Adding Value Beyond Classrooms

The value of education extends beyond the classroom, and Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi understands this well. 

Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi distinguishes itself by offering a comprehensive and personalised approach to education, providing significant value to our students both inside and beyond the classrooms.

The emphasis on academic excellence is complemented by highly personalised academic and pastoral mentorship, striking the right balance between challenge and support. This approach allows students to cultivate a unique skillset tailored to their individual needs, preparing them for success not only in university but also in their future endeavours.

Curtis, Class of 2023 Alumni explains how he developed during his educational journey at Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi. 

“I grew significantly during my time at this school. Initially lacking confidence in my education, I felt unequal to my peers. However, after six years here, I became a better student. I learnt valuable time management skills and how to overcome moments of self-doubt or demotivation. Dulwich equipped me with essential skills for university. Ms. Hearn, my business teacher, taught me to trust my thoughts and opinions. I learnt the importance of confidence and perseverance.”

The college's commitment to guiding students through their academic journey is evident in its bespoke university guidance counselling programme, spanning from Year 7 to Year 13. Professional counsellors leverage their personal knowledge of each student, guiding them in identifying strengths, exploring interests, and making informed decisions about their future. This holistic approach extends beyond academic choices to encompass enrichment activities, ensuring a well-rounded development.

The college's Senior School Electives programme further enriches students' learning experiences. By offering a range of choices, students can broaden and deepen their learning portfolios. This programme not only prepares students for international competitions but also encourages them to surpass the confines of the written curriculum, fostering a culture of continuous learning and exploration.

Through tailored mentorship, a robust university guidance programme, engagement with a global alumni network, and unique enrichment opportunities, Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi equips students with the skills, knowledge, and connections necessary for success in both academic and personal pursuits.

David Ingram
I am immensely proud of our college's exceptional academic results, which are a testament to the dedication of our students and the hard work of our educators. These achievements highlight our commitment to fostering academic excellence and nurturing individuals who will make a positive impact on the world. Our alumni stand as excellent examples of the success of our holistic approach, as they attend top universities in their respective fields and continue to contribute positively to society.
- David Ingram, Head of College

Looking ahead, Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi aspires to continue shaping the future leaders and innovators of tomorrow. We remain committed to providing an exceptional learning experience that prepares students not just for exams but for a lifetime of continuous learning and success.

As we celebrate this achievement, let it serve as a testament to the dedication of students, the expertise of educators, and the vision of Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi. The journey doesn't end here; it's a stepping stone towards even greater accomplishments and contributions.