The programme of studies for the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a two-year sequence for students in their final two years of High School. It is a challenging programme for students with different abilities and aptitudes who come from varying educational backgrounds and who have differing educational and occupational ambitions.
The IB Diploma Programme allows for breadth and depth in academic subjects.
- Breadth: students must study a literature course, a second language, a science and social science/humanities subject and mathematics.
- Depth: students take 3 courses at Higher Level, providing them with a sophisticated grasp of the skills and knowledge of three disciplines.
- The IB Diploma Programme is not just academic: all students must also engage in creative, sporting and service activities.
It provides students with essential skills for life after High School such as independent study habits, self-discipline and organization.
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