Diploma Years (Age 16-19)
As an international school, we offer a comprehensive and balanced curriculum, preparing young individuals to relate classroom experience to the realities of the outside world and inspiring them to achieve their personal best. All students at BIS are given the opportunity to study for the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, IB Certificates and/or the BIS High School Diploma. For more details about IB Certificates and the High School Diploma, please refer to our Qualifications page.
All BIS Secondary School students belong to an advisory group of up to 12 students, which meets every school day before classes start. The advisory group ensures that each student has a faculty member who knows her or him well and sees the students on a daily basis. Advisory is a time where students receive support and guidance with pastoral care issues and are informed about happenings and announcements regarding their school day.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a challenging, pre-university course of studies that meet the needs of highly motivated Secondary School students between the ages of 16 and 19 years. The courses are demanding and rigorously assessed, often by external evaluators. IB Diploma holders have access to leading universities worldwide, as well as a solid grounding for high achievement once enrolled in such an institution.
Before making a decision to opt for this programme, students should evaluate the following questions:
- Am I prepared to follow a rigorous pre-university course of studies?
- Am I highly motivated?
- Am I prepared to be challenged in my way of thinking?
- Am I prepared to work co-operatively with others, to develop awareness and concern in and outside of school?
Our Diploma Programme Curriculum Guide gives insight into our programme structures and concepts.
We invite families to visit our school and directly learn about the Diploma Programme and discuss options available. Our IB Diploma Programme Coordinator, Peter Owen, would be happy to answer any questions you may have.