By Pak Jon C
I know I speak for all of our staff by, once again, stating what a privilege it is to work with the Dyatmika community. Our teaching team is committed and provides top quality learning opportunities for our students, and our students take advantage of these opportunities.
We continuously look to improve, and have been consistently working on our Home Based Learning provision, alongside our professional development aims of improving literacy.
We are seeing improvement in reading ages across all classes – one of the most important factors to successful progression across all subjects.
Our students’ commitment to learning, and your support, has led us to yet another year of fantastic results from Cambridge for IGCSE, AS, and A Level.
IGCSE; to gain at least 5 IGCSEs at grades A*-C is a benchmark of measuring success. Gaining this is also the first step towards university. Cambridge do not release statistics on this measure, so we compare against the UK.
We also compare student attainment with the MPG benchmarked grades; Dyatmika students achieved 23% above the CAT aspirational grades for 5A*-C grades, including First Language English and Mathematics.
This means that our students attain better grades because of the value added to their progress by being at Dyatmika.
Class 7, 8, and 9 students also had the opportunity to complete the IGCSE Bahasa Foreign Language exam (it is now discontinued). 62 students completed this, with 100% A*-C grades, and over 90% A*-A grades! A special well done to these students, who also gained valuable early examination experience.
AS Level; here we state the percentage of grades that were A-C. World averages have not yet been released, but Dyatmika students once again attained far above the historical averages.
We also compare with benchmarked MPGs (from ALIS tests); 52.9% of all AS grades were A, versus a 13.6% ALIS target.
A Level; here we state the percentage of grades that were A*-C. World averages have not yet been released, but Dyatmika students once again attained far above the historical averages.
We also compare with benchmarked MPGs (from ALIS tests); 50.8% of all A Level grades were A* or A, versus a 12.5% ALIS target.
Course Choices 2022-23
It’s never too early to start thinking about the future! Class 8 and 10 will have their course choices deadline in early March 2022. – We have already updated our course choice booklets; they are available on the High School section of the website:
Programmes of Study
Our ‘student friendly’ schemes of work are available on the ‘documents’ section on the homepage of the Engage parent portal.
Our students are well informed learners and discuss learning objectives in every lesson; these schemes of work outline the topics for the year to give a simple overview.
If you’re not sure how to use the Parent Portal, or just want to watch an exciting video, there is a video guide here. A guide to the parent app is also on this webpage.
Parent Teacher Conferences, Catch Up days, Wellness
I will update via email with dates for Parent/Teacher Conferences, catch up days, and wellness workshops.
I referenced the importance of reading to academic progress. However, as the diagram below shows, research on the impact of reading shows a much wider range of positive impact – I have shared this before, however the importance is such that I share it again:
(a reminder that our library is still available: https://sites.google.com/a/dyatmika.org/library