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International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme

Universities worldwide respect the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) (IB) Programme as a challenging and desirable qualification and look for this credential on transcripts. IBDP provides a global education passport, equipping them to study anywhere in the world. This demanding course offers our students the opportunity to go above and beyond in their education.

Our IB Programme is available to students aged 16-18 who seek a highly valued university qualification. Students who undertake the course will master six core subjects, undergo a range of challenges and have access to our state-of-the-art facilities. If you would like more information on the IB Programme we have at the British International School of Houston, don’t hesitate to contact us

The IB Diploma Programme is a demanding academic programme, widely recognized to be the most challenging course of study currently available to students between 16 and 18 years of age and highly valued by universities throughout the world.

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Scored out of 45 points, the IBDP requires students to select a course in each of the following six subject groups:

  • Group 1 – Studies in language and literature

  • Group 2 – Language acquisition

  • Group 3 – Individuals and society

  • Group 4 – Sciences

  • Group 5 – Mathematics

  • Group 6 – * The Arts

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

Students will take some subjects at higher level (HL) and some at standard level (SL). Each student takes at least three (but not 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 Extended Essay (EE) – an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper

  • Theory of Knowledge (ToK) – students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know

  • Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) – students complete a project related to those three concepts

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