IB Diploma Programme
International Baccalaureate Diploma
ISF is an accredited IBO World School
Our students in Grades 11 and 12 have the opportunity to study for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. This is the world`s leading university entrance diploma, currently recognised in 75 counties worldwide.
Our students are given personal advice about the choice of IB Diploma subjects. This advice is given in coordination with our IB Coordinator, our University Counsellor and our Academic Coordinator. Parents are involved fully in this process and information events are staged for parents and students.
Over a two-year period, students study subjects from six different categories; they participate in Theory of Knowledge (critical thinking) classes and have to submit an Extended Essay (dissertation) on a subject of their choice. Outside of the classroom students participate in activities related to Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS).
ISF IB Diploma booklet
Please consult our IB booklet for further details.
IB Diploma Recognition within Germany
In March 2000 the IB Diploma was formally recognised as a suitable alternative to the Abitur Certificate. Therefore it is recognised as an appropriate qualification for university entrance for German citizens. There are however certain stipulations regarding recognition of the IB Diploma as a university entrance qualification. For example a student must take a Mathematics or a Science course at Higher Level. For full details regarding the IB Diploma and German Requirements, please refer to the IB public website: http://www.ibo.org/country/ - selecting Germany (or, other countries if you are interested in their recognition of the IB Diploma).
Please visit the Kultusministerkonferenze (KMK) link below (Federal Conference of the State Ministers of Education) for the original text in German: http://www.kmk.org/fileadmin/veroeffentlichungen_beschluesse/1986/1986_03_10-Vereinbarung-Baccalaureate-Dipl.pdf
ISF IB Diploma Record 2012-2016
We are very proud of the consistently excellent record of our students in the IB Diploma