08. July 2019

Congratulations to the RBC 4th Generation!

On Saturday, July 6th, the International Baccalaureate has published the results of all 2019 IB exam students worldwide. Today, our Rektor Laurence Nodder has shared the results of UWC RBC students with us here is his summary:

“There are so many reasons why we can feel proud of what our 4th Generation achieved here in their two years, and I am deeply grateful for everyone who contributed to this UWC journey: the students, their families back home and friends, the teachers and wider staff, host families, National Committees and the fuller UWC Movement, the RBC Board and Advisory Board, and of course our Donors who made this financially possible.

RBC’s IB Diploma results were released on Saturday. They are very strong, arguably the strongest in RBC’s short history. The average (mean) total for RBC students who obtained the full Diploma is 35,58 (out of 45, with the minimum total of 24 points needed to obtain a full Diploma). Typically the world average is between 29 and 30 points. In summary: 24% of the students scored 40 points or higher, 24% scored between 35 and 39 points, 35,4% between 30 and 34 points, 12,5% between 24 and 29 points and 4,1% less than 24 points.

Some students have not (yet) obtained a full Diploma, for a variety of reasons. The scores these students achieved still represent amazing journeys. Several already have secured university places with scholarships, on the basis of their progress over the two years. We will continue to give distance support as needed including to those who wish to re-take examinations in November.

UWC Robert Bosch College would be failing as a school if our students were not able to be supported to learn well in an academic sense, and to achieve grades in line with their aptitude, effort and histories. These results demonstrate that all can have full confidence that students at RBC receive outstanding tuition and support from a team of remarkably dedicated teachers, supported also by a cohesive wider Staff team all of whom subscribe to the understanding that the purpose of RBC is the broad education of the students entrusted to us.

UWC Robert Bosch College would be failing as a UWC if it focused on the raw academic data as the primary measure of its success. Our students are not cherry-picked for their proven academic ability to achieve high scores in the IB Diploma. Several come with disrupted educations and from educational systems that reward rote learning and intellectual conformity. Many come with a rudimentary or weak grasp of English. Most importantly, our students contribute to and gain from a holistic two-year educational journey that involves building community, engaging in the wider world including through service, stretching their personal boundaries, broadening their understanding and their vision of their contribution and their sense of agency in working for a more peaceful, sustainable world. With the support of the Staff and many others, the 4th Generation has engaged and contributed wonderfully. Theirs has been a remarkable two years!

Thank you to all our Supporters including those whose financial support has made possible for this College to exist. Thank you especially to the Robert Bosch Stiftung whose financial support and guarantees makes it possible for us to offer every place at RBC without having first to concern ourselves about the financial status of the student’s family.
Again, Congratulations to the RBC 4th Generation!”

 

NEWS

17. October 2019
UWC Graduate Mohamed Youssef Spoke at Global Affairs

On Oct 16, UWC Robert Bosch College held its third Global Affairs Session, with UWC Pearson College graduate Mohamed Youssef as a speaker. Mohamed currently works as a defense lawyer at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. He has …

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15. October 2019
Looking back at Open Day: a video journey

On September 21, we celebrated our five-year anniversary as a College. Here is a look back to our Open Day and Sommerfest, which attracted more than 800 visitors from Freiburg and beyond. Our student Vasyl interviewed the head of UWC …

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DATES

School Calendar

  • Special Focus Day: Model UN 2020-02-21
  • Host family weekend 2020-03-28 – 2020-03-29
  • Spring Day 2020-04-04
  • Global Affairs: the Mediterranean refugee crisis and potential solutions with the makers of the "Beyond borders" documentary 2020-04-22 at 16:00 – 17:30
  • IB Exams start 2020-04-30
  • Closing Ceremony 2020-05-24
  • Outdoor Weekend 2020-05-29 – 2020-05-31
  • Students leave 2020-06-09
  • All students arrive on Campus 2020-08-22 at 08:00 – 16:00
  • College opening 2020-08-23 at 08:00 – 09:00

Public Events

  • Public Talk | Yossef Ben-Meir, President of High Atlas Foundation (HAF) 2020-02-26 at 20:00 – 21:30 UWC RBC Auditorium
  • Kurs Setzlingsanzucht 2020-03-12 at 18:00 – 21:00 UWC Klostergarten [](http://www.prospecierara.de/de/veranstaltungen/detail/abendkurs-setzlingsanzucht)
  • Buchpremiere | Lesung mit Jeremias Thiel (in cooperation with Rombach) 2020-03-26 at 19:30 – 21:30 Auditorium
  • Kultur in der Kartause | with UWC UNICEF AG 2020-03-27 at 19:00 – 22:00 Auditorium
  • Kurs Balkongärtnern 2020-04-23 at 18:00 – 20:30 UWC Klostergarten
  • ProSpecieRara Setzlingsmarkt 2020-05-09 at 10:00 – 15:00 Mundenhof Freiburg [](http://www.prospecierara.de/de/veranstaltungen/detail/setzlingsmarkt)
  • Führung |"Lost places": die Kartause früher und heute (mit VistaTours) 2020-05-14 at 18:00 – 20:30 Treffpunkt Alter Meierhof
  • Tag der Arzneipflanze 2020-06-06 at 14:00 – 17:00 UWC Klostergarten
  • Bauerngartenroute: Offener Gartennachmittag/ Open Day in the Garden 2020-06-26 at 14:00 – 17:00 UWC Klostergarten
  • Kultur in der Kartause | Sommerlesung mit Gottfried Haufe 2020-07-04 at 19:00 – 22:00