High School

High School

High School Introduction

At our high school, students complete their final years of secondary education before leaving for university. This time is crucial, not only in terms of determining which university students will attend, but also as students prepare for the challenges of university and adult life.

At BWYA, with a wholistic approach to learning we believe we are setting our students up to succeed not only academically, but wherever life may take them. As our school mission states – we seek to develop principled, open-minded thinkers who are capable of integrating with diverse international communities and who are empowered to shape their environs for the improvement of quality of life for themselves and other

High School Introduction

At our high school, students complete their final years of secondary education before leaving for university. This time is crucial, not only in terms of determining which university students will attend, but also as students prepare for the challenges of university and adult life.

At BWYA, with a wholistic approach to learning we believe we are setting our students up to succeed not only academically, but wherever life may take them. As our school mission states – we seek to develop principled, open-minded thinkers who are capable of integrating with diverse international communities and who are empowered to shape their environs for the improvement of quality of life for themselves and others.

IB Diploma Programme

BWYA has offered the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to local and international students since the school’s inception in 2001.

In our implementation of the Diploma Programme we support our students by actively incorporating different learning and teaching styles into our lessons, inculcating in our students a sense of ownership of their work and responsibility for their actions, and providing different subjects and high school tracks to accommodate their individual interests and needs. 

As we continue to grow as a school and improve our implementation of the Diploma Programme, we celebrate what we as a school community have accomplished so far and look forward to even greater accomplishments in the future.

Core Requirements

These principles for learning are applied to all aspects of school life and guide us in our development and implementation of the IB DP programme.

The Extended Essay

The extended essay is a requirement for students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying.

Theory of Knowledge

Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a course designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical).

Creativity, Action, Service

The Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) component requires that students actively learn from experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom. Students can combine all three components or do activities related to each one of them separately.

Secondary School Blog

BWYA’s Scholarship Winners | Bubble Yu: Up, Up and Away

BWYA’s Scholarship Winners Bubble Yu: Up, Up and Away “Climbing, symbolises an upwards force.” Bubble Yu BWYA Special Talent Scholarship Winner Amidst the musical excitement, Bubble Yu, wearing her Beijing-red kit, cheekily pulls a peace sign on the podium. It was August of this year, at ‘The 2nd Youth Games of the People’s Republic of China’ climbing competition. Now in the 10th grade, Bubble won both the ‘Rock Climbing’ as well as the ‘All-rounder’ categories, with her strength and technique.  Having started climbing at the age of seven, Bubble has now participated in over 20 competitions. This ‘upwards force’ and her unyielding pursuit of excellence, have brought her both sporting accolades, and now BWYA’s Special Talent Scholarship

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Ideas worth spreading with TEDx at BWYA

After the recent TEDx event hosted at our performing arts centre, we had some time to meet up with the four event organisers, Hannah Xu, Natalie Fang, Esther Yang, and Spring Xia – all students in the final year of the DP programme.   The event, first organised by Hannah last year, brought together a number of students and stafffrom international schools around Beijing, as they grappled with the theme of ‘Identity’.  Q: To start with, could you let us know why did you want to host a TEDx event?!  Esther: Actually, I first talked to Hannah because Hannah hosted the TEDx last year, so I wanted to work with her again to try and make it a legacy at BWYA, also to make the

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BWYA’s Scholarship Winners | Cherry Yan: Balancing Academia and Interests

BWYA’s Scholarship Winners Cherry Yan: Balancing Academia and Interests In the second part of our new series focusing on the Special Talent Scholarship winners, we had a conversation with DP1 Student, Student Council President, member of countless clubs and recent winner of both Academic and Special Talent Scholarships, Cherry Yan, as we seek to learn more about what our students have been doing in, as well as outside the classroom.  Q: Thank you for joining us this week! The Special Talent Scholarship seeks to highlight and praise work done outside the classroom. How did you feel when you found out

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