The Diploma Programme Curriculum
Each IB Diploma student chooses six academic subjects (3 at Standard and 3 at higher Level): one subject from the first five groups of subjects, then a free choice from group 6: ‘Arts and Electives’ or another subject from groups 1 to 4.
In addition, a student 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.
We currently offer the following subjects at IB Diploma level:
Group 1: English A Language and Literature, German A Language and Literature
Group 2: German B, French B, Spanish B, German Ab Initio
Group 3: Economics, Geography, History
Group 4: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Group 5: Mathematics Higher, Standard and Studies
Group 6: Music, Visual Arts
International Baccalaurate Diploma Programme
The International Baccalaureate Organisation’s 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 enables graduates access to the world’s top universities.
At the heart of the IB’s mission is the model of a student as an independent learner, who is capable of exploring ideas in an open-minded, reflective and balanced manner. The ‘IB Learner Profile’ outlines the qualities that the Programme inculcates in its graduates. The aim is to create caring, principled and knowledgeable young people who maintain an open-minded, respectful and enquiring approach to other cultures and traditions. Critical thinking, the consideration of multiple viewpoints and independent inquiry are at the heart of the educational experience of a Diploma student.
“We would like to thank the school for its admirable commitment to our daughter’s education during her last two International Baccalaureate years. She was lucky to receive 42 points and was thus immediately admitted to the prestigious Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin where she started her medicine studies”