LYBS is committed to offering students as many quality options as possible for their future. As such, in our High School, Grades 10 to 12, our students have the opportunity to choose either to follow the national pathway leading to the rigorous Chinese University Entrance Exams with an enhanced course of studies based and focused on the Chinese National Curriculum (CNC) or attend one of the international programmes offered in the High School English Division. More specifically, our students have the opportunity to choose from the following four growth and development education opportunities:
We are offering ten subjects in our national curriculum high school, Chinese, mathematics, English, physics, chemistry, biology, politics, history, geography, information technology for grade 10 students. In addition, in grade 11, we are offering compulsory courses and electives. Compulsory courses include Chinese, mathematics, English, physics, chemistry, politics and history. Electives include biology and geography. Furthermore, in grade 12, compulsory courses include Chinese, mathematics and English. Electives include physics, chemistry, politics and history. College entrance examinations are held twice a year for grade 12 students, spring and autumn. Spring examinations are held in January and autumn examinations are held in June. The exams consist of three parts. For part 1, the total score of three compulsory courses is 450. In part 2, the total score for the Shanghai City Qualification Examinations is 120. For part 3, the total score of the Shanghai City level examinations is 90. Overall, the total score is 660. Grade 12 students can decide whether to sit for the spring or autumn examinations. LYBS national curriculum high school is following the regulations of the education authorities. Based on actual conditions, students are required not only to lay a solid foundation in basic knowledge but also to focus on psychological health education. They are encouraged to develop their interests in the arts and sports to highlight their strengths. Our philosophy is to educate individual talent holistically. Therefore, we focus our attention on students’ moral, intellectual, physical, artistic and skills development.
In collaboration with the prestigious Columbia International College (CIC), Canada’s largest boarding school, LYBS offers the Ontario synchronous courses with Grade 12 taking place in Canada. The programme aims to provide students with a smooth transition and help them navigate successfully through life and its challenges in the future. After completing 30 credits, students receive the Canadian High School Diploma (OSSD) and can apply directly to universities in all Commonwealth countries as local Canadian students do. Since 2011, successive cohorts of LYBS students have graduated from our school and were offered the opportunity to attend their desired overseas universities for further study. On average, almost 80% of our students have been admitted to the top 10 universities in Canada with almost 60% of them been admitted to the University of Toronto, which ranks first in Canada and amongst the first twenty universities in the world. Every year, many students also choose to attend prestigious universities in other countries, such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.
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In collaboration with Woodstock Academy (WA), a famous private High School in the United States, LYBS offers the Common Core curriculum plus Next Generation Science Standards also providing some Advanced Placement (AP) options with grade 12 taking place in the United States. Students have the opportunity to study in LYBS for two consecutive school years including two summer semesters, and seamlessly enrol in Woodstock Academy for grade 12 to finally complete the credits and obtain a US High School diploma after graduation. Woodstock Academy was founded in 1801 as a comprehensive, independent, coeducational boarding High School in Connecticut, USA. The school is accredited by several leading educational associations, including the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). The academy is located in a beautiful campus, almost a two-hour drive from Boston and New York City. The school’s success in college has included Ivy League schools such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and The University of Pennsylvania, as well as students who have gone to the West Coast to attend the University of California at Berkeley, Los Angeles or the world-famous Stanford University. It is an ideal school with a strong academic atmosphere providing a diverse learning experience, and a safe and effective pathway for LYBS students to study in top American universities since 2018.
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The International Baccalaureate mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the IB Diploma Programme (DP) is designed for students aged 16 to 19. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after their graduation. Research suggests that there are many benefits for choosing the DP, which is considered by universities to be the best pre-college preparation programme in the world. The DP aims at developing students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. The Diploma Programme curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE). Through the Diploma Programme core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake projects to offer community service. The International Baccalaureate assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the Diploma Programme courses. LYBS is already part of a global network of around 5,000 IB world schools, in over 150 countries around the world. It is an officially authorized IB Diploma Programme school that will offer the programme beginning September 2021 onwards. IB world schools share a common philosophy -a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international-education- that we believe is important for our students. For more information, click here.
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Advanced level qualifications (known as A levels) are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. LYBS is a proud OxfordAQA approved school. Our programme provides every student with the best possible chance to show what they can do and get the results they deserve. Students are instructed by highly experienced and qualified foreign and local facilitators. Course choices include, but are not limited to, English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business, Psychology, Economics.
OxfordAQA is a partnership between Oxford University Press (a department of the University of Oxford) and AQA, by far the UK’s largest provider of GCSEs and A-levels. OxfordAQA qualifications are recognised by leading universities worldwide and help students progress to the next stage of their education. Parents and students should be confident that educational institutions around the world recognise OxfordAQA qualifications as being comparable to those taken in the UK. In addition, most European countries, along with Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada, are part of the Lisbon Recognition Convention which gives mutual recognition to qualifications for higher education progression.
What's more, by adopting the OxfordAQA qualifications, LYBS students’ results will be reported in exactly the same way as students studying in the UK, and in line with top performing education systems around the world. Universities around the world that recognize OxfordAQA qualifications include but are not limited to the Ivy League in the USA (Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University), the Group of Eight in Australia, and the Russell Group in the UK.
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