Upper Secondary

(IB Diploma - Grades 10-13)

Students in Upper Secondary will follow the IB Diploma Program that is an academically rigorous but also broad curriculum, allowing students to develop their strengths in preparation for University.

Key Subjects:

Students will complete one course in each of six subject areas: English Literature; World Languages; Social Science; Experimental Science; Mathematics; and The Arts.

They will also complete:

The Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) component engages students in different types of learning experiences.All IB students must complete a CAS program which can be documented as early as the first day of junior year and continues throughout senior year (lasts a minimum of 18 months). The CAS program includes documented evidence of participating in various experiences and at least one CAS project (minimum of one month’s duration) with a reasonable balance between creativity, activity, and service.

They will also complete:

Theory of Knowledge (TOK) which aims to make students aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge, including personal ideological biases – whether these biases are retained, revised or rejected. It offers students and their teachers the opportunity to: reflect critically on diverse ways of knowing and on areas of knowledge.

They will also complete:

The Extended Essay (EE) asks students to write a 4,000 word research paper. The aim of the EE is to provide students with the opportunity to research a topic of their interest, and showcase their knowledge and reading beyond the classroom syllabus. The essay also enables students to acquire some of the skills that are essential for researching and writing university Bachelor and Master theses. Students usually start working on their essay in the second term of the first year of their IB Diploma Programme, around January time. They will need a supervisor (one of the teachers at their school). They will meet regularly with them to help structure their research questions and guide them in writing the paper. The programme allows for one draft to be handed in to the supervisor for feedback, and then the second version is the final version. The Essay should be no longer than 4000 words, with a short viva voce at the end. The process takes around a year.