Year 12 & 13: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Most students in Years 12 and 13 study for the full International Baccalaureate Diploma. This is a very rigorous programme that prepares students for entry into Universities and Colleges around the world. Students choose 6 subjects, one from each group as well as completing the core elements
Group 1 and 2 – First and Second Languages
Group 3 – Individuals and Society
Group 4 – Experimental Sciences
Group 5 – Mathematics
Group 6 – Electives
Or student can take a second science or humanities subject
Theory of Knowledge
TOK is a student-centred philosophy based course that provides the opportunity for students to ask questions like:
How do we know things?
What biases my knowledge of the world?
How is knowledge different in the different IB subjects?
Through the Extended Essay students learn the essential skills of writing an academic essay. A teacher-supervisor supports them as they complete a 4000-word essay. Students select their subject and write their own essay question for the Extended Essay.
Creativity, Action and Service
Throughout Year 12 and 13 students organize and participate in a range of activities that are Creative, Active and Service orientated. CAS provides the opportunity to learn new things, keep fit and give back to the community.
IB Diploma courses are assessed by a range of internal assessment tasks, as well as formal examinations at the end of Year 13.
For various reasons, some students do not undertake the full IB Diploma. These students take a range of Diploma courses and are awarded a DCSZ High School Diploma on graduation.