Language A1: Students study the literature of their native language. The IB offers more than 80 languages as part of their policy of encouraging students to maintain strong ties to their own culture. At The British School Warsaw which has been offering the IB Diploma since 2001, this year and next, students are studying literature in a wide range of native languages including English and Polish.
Language B: All diploma candidates are examined in a second language. This is offered at , standard and beginner level for those starting a new language (ab initio).
Individuals and Societies: Subjects included in this group are business and management, economics, geography, history psychology.
Experimental Sciences: The subjects available in this group are biology, chemistry, computer sciences, physics, and sport, exercise and health science. Practical laboratory skills are developed and collaborative learning is encouraged.
Mathematics: All candidates for the diploma are required to complete a mathematics course. There is a choice between two courses: mathematics analysis and approaches (AA), and mathematics applications and interpretation (AI); AA available at standard and higher level, AI available at standard level only.
Arts: Students have the opportunity to study visual arts. students can choose one of the subjects offered in Groups 2, 3 or 4 - a third modern language, a second subject from Individuals and Societies or a second subject from Experimental Sciences.
If you are wish to study a subject not currently on offer in one of the above subject option groups at our school, please email us to discuss your needs.
At the heart of the Diploma Programme lie three additional core elements.
Theory of Knowledge is an interdisciplinary course intended to stimulate critical reflection on the knowledge and experience gained inside and outside the classroom. Unique to the IB, TOK aims to provide students with an understanding of how and why knowledge is gained.
Creativity, Activity Service (CAS) encourages students to become involved in community service, demonstrate active participation in sports and develop their creative skills. Through these activities, students develop greater awareness of themselves, concern for others, and the ability to work cooperatively with other people.
The Extended Essay requires students to research and write about an area of individual interest. The 4,000-word essay gives diploma students the chance to undertake independent research and develop the level of writing expected by universities.
The IB programme is challenging and rigorous. It is, therefore, hardly surprising that students in possession of an IB Diploma are made welcome by the world's top universities. With the school’s track record of success in delivering these courses, studying the IB Diploma at The British School, Warsaw is clearly the right choice.
The British School Regulations for IB Diploma Students
Below you find a series of documents that outline all of the key expectations and guidelines that we require students to follow.