International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an academically rigorous course of study designed to prepare students for both university and the challenges of global citizenship. The qualification is highly respected throughout the world and may permit graduates access to the world’s top universities.
Progression to the International Baccalaureate Diploma
Students wishing to study the IB Diploma Programme in Grade 11 require six IGCSE grades at Grade C or above. This must include Mathematics and English.
The Diploma Programme Curriculum
Each IB Diploma student chooses six academic subjects (three at Standard and three at Higher Level).
We currently offer the following subjects at IB Diploma level:
- Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
- Group 2: Language Acquisition
- Group 3: Individuals and Societies
- Group 4: Sciences
- Group 5: Mathematics
- Group 6: The Arts and Electives
Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
Group 4: Sciences
Group 5: Mathematics
Group 6: The Arts and Electives
In addition, students must follow a Theory of Knowledge course, which introduces philosophical ideas and encourages critical thinking about the nature of knowledge.
The CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) programme enables students to spend a minimum of 150 hours helping others, expressing themselves and contributing to the community.
All IB students must also write an Extended Essay of 4000 words on a subject of their choice, which is ideal preparation for the academic demands of university.