IB Diploma Program
Updated: November 21, 2013, 8:33 am
IBO Mission Statement:
“The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”
IB Diploma Program:
The IBO describes the DP as “a comprehensive and challenging pre-university course that demands the best from both motivated students and teachers.
… Typically, diploma holders are ready to debate real-world issues from an international perspective and to provide leadership and support in the local and global community. They demonstrate a capacity for in-depth study while maintaining a broad perspective of the different subject areas. They are able to ask challenging questions but also know how to research a topic and express their opinion. They have a strong sense of their own culture and identity, as well as the ability to communicate in two or more languages with people who have a different perspective of the world.”
The IB at The International School of Belgrade:
Because ISB is an international school serving a varied, multicultural community of students and teachers, the school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program for all students in Grades 11 and 12. ISB has been an authorized Diploma Program school since April, 2005.
To become successful candidates for the full IB Diploma, recognized and valued by competitive universities worldwide, students must take six courses, 3 at the Higher Level and 3 at the Standard Level. DP courses are offered in all six subject areas
and take two years to complete. In May of their senior year, ISB students sit for external examinations for the IBO.
In order to broaden their perspective beyond academic courses, Diploma students must also fulfill the core requirements of the Diploma Program:
- An independent, in-depth research project resulting in an extended essay of 4000 words. ISB students begin this project in the spring of grade 11, work over the summer, and turn in their final paper by the winter of grade 12.
- A Theory of Knowledge course and paper, which addresses the questions: What do we know and how do we know?
Commitment to the ISB and Belgrade communities through Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) projects. At ISB, CAS is perhaps our proudest achievement, with Diploma students sponsoring individual and group projects in the local community throughout the year. Over the course of two years, students are required to fulfill 150 hours of service that encompasses all three of these areas.
For more information about the Diploma program, and courses offered by the school, please contact the DP coordinator, Ms. Branka Sreckovic Minic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISB offers a possiblity to Diploma students, to study few IB courses on-line through Pamoja Education.
Courses offered to ISB students are:
- Spanish ab initio
- Business and Management
For more information, please contact the Site-based coordinator, Mrs. Branka Sreckovic Minic (email@example.com