The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
(IB DP) is a comprehensive and rigorous two-year curriculum, leading to examinations, for students aged between sixteen and nineteen. Not based on any national syllabus, it is a deliberate compromise between the specialisation required in some national systems and the breadth preferred in others. The general objectives of the IB DP are to provide students with a balanced education; to facilitate geographic and cultural mobility; and to promote international understanding through a shared academic experience. In the twenty-five years since its founding, the IB Diploma has become a symbol of academic integrity and intellectual promise. The student who satisfies its demands demonstrates a strong commitment to learning, both in terms of the mastery of subject content and in the development of the skills and discipline necessary for success in a competitive world.
General conditions for an IB Diploma
Full details are available at www.ibo.org
Students should study:
- Six subjects of which at least three must be at Higher Level
- At least two languages of which at least one must be an 'A' language
- At least one Science subject
- At least one Individuals and Society subject
- Mathematics (any level)
Students must also satisfy IB DP conditions in Creativity, Action and Service (CAS), Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and submit an Extended Essay.
IB Diploma Programme coordinator
The IB DP coordinator, Camelia Constantinescu maintains communication between the school and the IB and is responsible for all aspects of course administration.
The coordinator works closely with the Deputy Head Upper School who is responsible for overseeing the implementation and delivery of the programme and the Year Leaders for Years 12 -13.