fbpx
info@thamesbritishschool.pl | Admissions: admissions@thamesbritishschool.pl
Learning

IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (International Baccalaureate)

 

 

The IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is dedicated to students aged 16 to 19. It is recognised by over 2000 institutions world-wide, including top universities. We are proud to see our alumni study at top universities around the world, some of which include:

• University of Cambridge, UK
• Sorbonne University, France
• Harvard University, USA
• Stanford University, USA
• The University of British Columbia, CANADA
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
• Pace University NY, USA
• New York University, USA
• Queen Mary University of London, UK

 

The programme takes two years of study and finishes with students sitting external examinations at the end of the programme. The Diploma Programme allows students to:

 

• excel in their selected courses,
• explore the nature of knowledge,
• develop the skills required in higher education,
• engage in social, sporting and voluntary activities,
• learn how to plan and deal with a demanding workload,
• manage their time effectively.

 

The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups. IB Diploma students must select one subject from each of the groups. Three of the IB subjects are usually selected at the standard level (SL), and three are taken at the higher level (HL). A subject in group 6 can be substituted with a second subject from groups 2, 3 or 4.

All DP students are expected to complete the core requirements: the Theory of Knowledge course (TOK), the Creativity-Activity-Service (CAS) programme, and write the Extended Essay.

 

Extended Essay – an independent, self-directed academic research paper of maximum 4,000 words written in one selected subject;

• Theory of Knowledge – a course designed to develop critical thinking and analysis on the nature of knoweldge; it is made up of 100 hours;

• Creativity-Activity-Service – a requirement built around student action to encourage creativity, action and charity engagement; also students are expected to complete a project related to those three areas.

 


Our students can choose from 20 courses that are offered within 6 subject groups:


GROUP 1: STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

The course is based on literary studies in a student’s mother tongue, or their best language. The subjects that we offer include:

• Polish A
• English A

GROUP 2: LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

The course is based on learning a foreign language which is delivered either for beginners (Ab initial course) or for more fluent users (B course that is available on a standard and higher levels)

• English
• Spanish
• German

GROUP 3: INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES

• Business Management
• Economics
• Geography
• History
• Psychology

Group 4: SCIENCES

• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Physics

Group 5: MATHEMATICS

• Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation
• Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches

Group 6: ARTS, OR ELECTIVES

• Visual Arts

CONTACT
REQUEST A VISIT