16 to 18 years old

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

IB CURRICULUM

Our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) opens doors to the best universities in the world. Your child will follow personalised pathways where they shine in traditional subjects, master new languages, and enjoy exceptional enrichment opportunities. Creating ambitious and socially responsible young people, our IBDP curriculum sets students up for a bright future.

The International Baccalaureate at BISB

Our Year 12 and 13 students study for the IBDP. It’s a demanding but rewarding two-year course that blends academic study and outstanding teaching with one-of-a-kind opportunities for personal growth. Here, these include creative and sporting activities, community projects, and life-changing trips.

The IBDP is a truly international qualification. It’s followed by thousands of students worldwide who gain an understanding of, and respect for, different cultures. Recognised by the top universities across the world, it’s particularly useful for students who want to study abroad.

The IBDP explained

Students study six subject groups: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, and the Arts. Three of these subject groups are taken at higher level and three at standard level. 

Your child will also need to complete the core programme – Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and Creativity, Activity and Service – to achieve their full Diploma.

Students need to get at least 24 points to pass the IBDP, including a minimum of 12 in higher level subjects and nine in standard level subjects. Completing the core programme scores three points.

Outstanding academic outcomes

We’re incredibly proud of our IBDP students’ outstanding results. An average points score of 34-35 puts our students among the highest achievers in Europe. Academic excellence means our students go to the world’s top universities, including Cambridge, the University of Hong Kong, MIT and Yonsei.

EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES

At BISB, your child will follow a personalised programme of learning designed to unlock their potential, achieve outstanding academic results, and get them where they want to go in life – including the world’s best universities.

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