AGES 16–18


The British International School of Houston is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Universities worldwide respect the IB Diploma Programme as a highly challenging and desirable qualification. This rigorous programme, considered the gold standard in global education, allows students to go above and beyond and creates a global educational passport that enables students to study anywhere in the world.
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Our Outstanding IB School in Houston, Texas

The British International School of Houston’s IB Programme is available to students during their last two years of High School (Years 12 and 13), who seek an internationally recognised and highly valuable qualification with potential to earn university credits. Students who undertake this course will master six core subjects and undergo a range of challenges.  

The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous academic programme, widely recognised to be the most challenging course of study available to students between 16 and 18 years of age, before beginning their college or university study.

The IB’s Subject Groups

The IBDP requires students to select a course in each of the following six subject groups:

* Students may opt to study an additional sciences, individuals and societies, or languages course, instead of a course in the arts.

Levels and Core Elements

Students will take some subjects at Higher Level (HL) and some at Standard Level (SL). Each student takes at least three (but no more than four) subjects at higher level, and the remaining at standard level. Standard Level subjects take up 150 teaching hours over the duration of the two-year programme and Higher Level comprises 240 teaching hours. 

Students must also complete three core elements to graduate with the full IB diploma. The DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.  

These core elements are:


The British International School of Houston recognises every child’s interests, talents, and goals. Our highly experienced teachers build up the strengths of your child, creating projects that help them achieve globally recognised qualifications – so they’ll be ready to thrive at the world's leading colleges and universities.

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