IB Diploma Programme

Extending the potential of those with excellent breadth and depth of knowledge.

A CHALLENGING, REWARDING EDUCATION

The IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) is globally renowned and respected by leading universities across the globe. It is designed for students aged 16-19 who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge and flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The IBDP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the core, comprising Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay. Through the core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

Our IBDP students learn to challenge assumptions, embrace new perspectives and use their knowledge and skills to make an impact.Jane Barker, IBDP Coordinator

IB Results 2018 - 2020

All subjects (excl. TOK) 2018 2019 2020
BBIS Average
5.0
5.2
5.2
Worldwide Average
4.7
4.6
5.0

OUR COURSES

At BBIS, we offer a range of IBDP courses. Please note that course availability depends upon student demand – not all courses are offered every year. All students need to choose ONE subject per subject group (3 Higher Level and 3 Standard Level). A student who takes two languages in Group 1 does not have to take a Group 2 language but can do so.

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature

English Literature: Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL)

English Language and Literature: HL and SL

German Literature: HL and SL

German Language and Literature: HL and SL

Native Language: Self-taught** SL

**Students who choose a school-supported, self-taught option as a Language A Literature course in their native language must have had education instruction in their home language for several years. They must also be capable of a high degree of independent work. The school's self-taught supervisor will meet with students regularly, guide, and support them through course objectives and assessment components. BBIS provides a first and best language tutor who will closely work with the supervisor and student to help support the student's language development and assessment.

Group 2: Language Acquisition

English B: HL

German B: HL and SL

French B: HL and SL

German ab initio: SL

Spanish B: HL and SL

Group 3: Individuals and Societies

Business and Management: HL and SL

Economics: HL and SL

Geography: HL and SL

History: HL and SL

Group 4: Sciences

Biology: HL and SL

Chemistry: HL and SL

Physics: HL and SL

Design: Technology HL and SL

Group 5: Mathematics

Math Analysis & Approaches: HL and SL

Math Applications & Interpretations: HL and SL

Group 6: The Arts and Electives

Music: HL and SL

Visual Art: HL and SL

Native Language: Self-taught** SL

Another Subject from Groups 1 to 4

**Students who choose a school-supported, self-taught option as a Language A Literature course in their native language must have had education instruction in their home language for several years. They must also be capable of a high degree of independent work. The school's self-taught supervisor will meet with students regularly, guide, and support them through course objectives and assessment components. BBIS provides a first and best language tutor who will closely work with the supervisor and student to help support the student's language development and assessment.