AGES 16–18


Our Year 12 and 13 students pursue The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), one of the most respected educational programmes in the world that prepares our students for excellent university careers ahead. Through the IBDP at the British School of Beijing, Shunyi, we provide necessary academic preparation using a holistic curriculum that allows our students to develop immensely and in personal ways.
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Getting ready for University

At BSB Shunyi, we’re among the best IB schools in Beijing and our 2021 graduates significantly outperformed the rest of the world by earning an average score of 37 points. 37% of our students achieved 40 points or above compared with only 10% globally, which is the level required for admission to the world’s elite universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford. 

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)  
The IB course shapes students into curious, active, and knowledgeable individuals, with a lifelong passion for learning. Its key subject groups, Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, and The Arts, are complemented with three further IBDP core components: Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and an extended essay.

The IB Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end, IB works with schools, governments and international bodies to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The Diploma Programme Model
The academic programme requires students to study six subjects, one from each of the six groups, as well as the requirements of the three ‘core’ components. The wide range of subjects we offer at BSB Shunyi allows our students to devise a portfolio that is well suited to their interests and abilities, and that supports their career aspirations. Students select academic subjects – three at Higher Level, three at Standard Level – from six groups:

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
Group 4: Sciences
Group 5: Mathematics
Group 6: The Arts and Electives

The academic IB subjects are supported by the IBDP core components:

The IB Diploma Programme offers a broad range of academic subjects for students to study. This allows your child to personalise their learning, reflecting their own individual passions and interests. This provides excellent preparation for the rigours of university and adult life and is widely recognised by many as the leading post-16 qualification currently available.
Why choose the International Baccalaureate® Diploma for your child?

A proven pathway to success
Universities worldwide hold the IB Diploma in high esteem, with IB students continually being accepted at some of the highest-ranking colleges and universities. As this is an international qualification, it is particularly useful for students who plan to study or work abroad.

Promoting independent learning
The IB Diploma Programme encourages students to become internationally minded and to drive their own self-directed learning. There is a focus on social and emotional development, creating global citizens with universal values.

Encouraging global awareness
Through various elements of the IBDP, such as mastering a foreign language or learning about other cultures and political systems, students naturally become culturally aware, developing their understanding of the world around them.

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IB Diploma Programme Options Guide

IBDP Options Form (Class of 2026)

Academic Integrity Policy

Admissions Policy

Assessment Policy 

Behaviour Guidelines

Behaviour for Learning and Code of Conduct 

BSB CAS Guide 

Compliants Procedure

Extended Essay Handbook

Inclusion and Access Policy 

Language Policy 

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At BSB Shunyi, we offer a truly global experience with outstanding teachers and exceptional educational opportunities. Here, students achieve high marks in exams and learn to make a difference in the world outside the classroom.

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