AGES 16–18


From Year 12 onward, students at BISW all follow the The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The IB is a challenging two-year course of study that prepares students for success in higher education and life in a global society. This program leads to the highly regarded qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.


“Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript. GPA is not nearly as important a factor in university admission as the IB Diploma. If a student has to choose, then choose the Diploma over protecting the GPA.” 
– Assistant Dean of Admissions at Harvard.

IB students study six subjects; three at higher level and three at standard level. They must choose from the following options:


Students must also complete three core requirements:


The IB Diploma Programme encourages students to ask challenging questions, learn how to learn best, develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture, and develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures. With over 70 different nationalities, an experienced international staff, small class sizes, and a highly personalized approach to learning, BISW is an ideal choice for students interested in the IB Diploma.

We also have a full-time College Counselor who works with the students to prepare them thoroughly for entry into universities and colleges throughout the world.  Our College Counselor has extensive knowledge of the entry requirements and procedures for private and public US and Canadian schools as well as the differing requirements of UK and European universities.


At BISW, we offer a truly global experience with outstanding teachers and exceptional educational opportunities. Here, our youngest students get the best possible start to their educational journey.

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