Our first cohort of Year 9’s has successfully completed the Dillon Diploma with some spectacular results.
Launched in September 2021, the Dillon Diploma is designed to enhance and develop students as individuals alongside their academic studies, giving them the ability to become more resilient to a variety of different future scenarios.
This first cohort of pupils were assessed across the core six areas at the heart of the diploma – leadership, reading, PSCHE, school values, academic studies, computer driving licence – and they all performed extremely well. Nearly 50% of the cohort achieved a merit or distinction, with 17% of the year group attaining a distinction overall. A superb result for our hard-working pupils.
Here’s what some of our qualifying pupils had to say about their experiences of the diploma:
“I have learnt about my imagination, independence, finances and business when we did the enterprise and time management.” – Sonish H
“I particularly found the topic ‘organisation’ useful as it was very handy as I learnt how to organise myself in an effective and in a productive way. I also enjoyed the fact that I have learnt some useful study skills for the future at the school. Doing my independent study, I used lots of resources well in order to develop an effective presentation.” – Sumeet S
“The Dillon Diploma has helped me a lot and there has been a lot of things that I have learnt that you wouldn’t have learnt in normal lessons, I have learnt stuff that we need to learn when we are older such as the rule of law and savings.” – Muadh M