International high school
A STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE
HIGH SCHOOL / IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
There are two distinct phases of High School, each lasting two years. In Grades 10 to 11, students work towards completion of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). There is a combination of compulsory and optional subjects, and assessment is an on-going and essential feature of every course. At the end of Grade 11, students receive a MYP credits for all courses taken over the two years.
In Grades 12 and 13, our students take the IB Diploma Programme which is recognised by universities all over the world. The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of study designed for students in the 16 to 19 age range. It is a broad-based two-year course that aims to encourage students to be knowledgeable and inquiring, but also caring and compassionate. There is a strong emphasis on encouraging students to develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness, and the attitudes necessary for them to respect and evaluate a range of points of view.
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Deputy Principal Secondary & DP Coordinator “We truly embrace multiculturalism and promote it as an important value that enables students and staff to increase their intercultural understanding and international-mindedness. Our highly qualified teachers work intensely, in small class environments and innovative laboratories, to ensure individual attention and personalize learning to meet the needs of all our students. We very much see the DP as a bridge to university and, to this end, we facilitate not only access to – but success at – leading universities in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and beyond. DP learners are encouraged to strive to reach their potential and the faculty achieve this by providing a caring environment where each student becomes a unique and valued member of the school, and can focus on both their learning and their wellbeing. The IB Approaches to Learning enable students to become effective 21st-century learners who think critically and creatively, are great collaborators and impressive communicators, and can develop as successful leaders. We aim to educate ethically-driven members of our local and global communities thanks to our CAS projects (Creativity, Activity, Service) so our students are empowered to be positive drivers of change in the world. We strongly believe in positive relationships between home and school and encourage our parents to fully engage in the learning journey of their children.”
CHOOSING THE RIGHT COMBINATION
HIGH SCHOOL / IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
The course is built around 6 academic areas that enclose a central core. It encourages concurrent study of a choice of scholastic subjects.
The Diploma Programme is a rigorous course of studies, conceived to prepare students thoroughly for university entry. The DP Curriculum consists of 6 discipline based subject groups and the Core, which consists of:
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Creativity, Activity, Service
Three subjects are chosen at Higher Level (HL), the others at Standard Level (SL). Students are able to make their choices flexibly, this means they can decide which subjects to study more deeply with a view to future university attendance. The Higher Level subjects are studied more deeply and extensively than those at Standard Level. At both levels, various skills are developed, especially those of critical thought and analysis. At the end of the course, students’ achievements are evaluated by means of external examinations, Many subjects also involve tasks that are internally assessed by the teachers and externally moderated by the International Baccalaureate.