The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an internationally recognised curriculum that aims to prepare students, aged 16-19, for success at university and life beyond. It is a challenging 2-year programme which includes a total of 6 subjects – 3 at Standard Level (SL) and 3 at the Higher Level (HL), and a DP core including Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE) and CAS (Creativity, Action and Service).
We provide regular lessons with past paper practise for each subject offered. In addition to delivering the subject matter and exam techniques, we also guide students through their internal assessments (IA) and provide useful feedback on their individual projects, Extended Essay (EE) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) presentation and essay.
The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It encourages students to make connections between the real world and their studies. Students develop their critical thinking skills in each of the subjects by having one-to-one discussions and discovering the subject at their own pace.
The Pre-IB Programme is offered to help students who are looking for extra academic preparation before taking up the IB diploma programme. This course takes into account the diversity of the student’s abilities and skills, thereby providing a suitable bridge for students from other curricula.
Internal Assessment (IA)
The IA is a unique opportunity for the student to independently construct a project relevant to their field of study. It can be a paper, a science experiment, an oral exam or an artistic performance. The IA is marked by the school teacher according to a set of criteria specified by the IB. Later, it is sent to the IB examiners to ensure that the mark given by the instructor is fair with respect to all completed IAs.
The IBDP required students to finish additional assessment in two courses: Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Extended Essay (EE), which can add up to 3 bonus points for their diploma.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
The IBDP assessment also includes the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course is mandatory for all IBDP students. It includes a presentation and a 1600-word essay. This allows students to critically evaluate claims based on analysis of evidence achieved from different methodologies.
Extended Essay (EE)
The Extended Essay is a compulsory part of the IB Diploma Programme. It is an independent piece of research, which is submitted in the form of a 4000-word paper.
The purpose of constructing an EE is preparation for undergraduate research since it allows students to investigate a topic that they are interested in. Students learn how to develop arguments by analysing and synthesising knowledge from different sources. The score (0 to 34) relates to a band – A (excellent) to E (elementary).