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IB Diploma Programme - Years 12 & 13 (ages 16 to 18)

At The British International School Abu Dhabi, we prepare your child for their future. Our aim is for your child to enter their first-choice university, pursue the career of their dreams and become outstanding 21st century citizens.  

Our students study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, widely regarded as one of the best pre-university curricula worldwide. The IB Diploma Programme is a comprehensive, two-year course with a rigorous academic focus for students aged 16 to 19. 

Relief was my first emotion when getting the IB Diploma Programme results. It was a great feeling to see that all the hard work I put in has paid off. The Programme was difficult but I enjoyed it and I got into the course I wanted to do, which is Edinburgh to study Maths. Liam, Graduating IB Diploma Programme Student
Our students achieve high academic results

Our 2020 graduates achieved record results in the IB Diploma Programme examinations.

Highlights include:

  • Our average point score of 35, significantly ahead of the worldwide average of 30 .
  • 25% of students from our school achieved 40 points and above. This is the level of attainment required to gain admission to the world's elite universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford. 
  • The highest achieving student scored 44 points, placing them in the top 1% of IB Diploma Programme candidates worldwide. 
A personalised learning approach for your child

We adapt to the strengths of each student with our wide range of IB Diploma Programme courses, all offered at different levels.

Each subject choice is supported by our highly qualified, internationally-renowned teachers who are experts in their chosen discipline. They will inspire a passion for learning and further discovery in your child, ensuring they reach the highest grades and be prepared for success at university and beyond.

Our global scale makes the  world your child’s classroom

Your child will be exposed to memorable lifetime experiences thanks to Nord Anglia’s collaborations with leading organisations like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Juilliard School and UNICEF.

We will test every student’s resilience and build vital life skills like teamwork, leadership and confidence through expeditions to amazing locations such as Tanzania, Switzerland and elsewhere.

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