At EtonHouse Orchard, we offer the IB Diploma Programme in Year 12 to 13 (High School One and Two) for students aged 16 to 18.
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous and comprehensive course, which encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
It is an assessed programme for students aged 16 – 19 and is respected by leading universities across the globe.
The two-year programme requires students to take a compulsory 6 subjects from different academic areas of which 3 are studied at higher level and 3 at standard level. IB subjects are graded on a 1 -7 scale with 7 being the highest score. Students must study a first language, a second language, a humanities subject, a science subject, mathematics and an arts subject or an elective (which is a second science or humanities subject).
To choose one subject from each block (1 to 6):
Japanese ab initio
*Class availability is subjected to enrollment numbers
In addition to these 6 subjects, IB Diploma students are required to complete three Core elements – Theory of Knowledge, The Extended Essay and CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service).
Through the DP, schools are able to develop students who:
- Have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge
- Flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
- Study at least two languages
- Excel in traditional academic subjects
- Explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique Theory of Knowledge course
This programme encourages students to become well principled, independent, critical thinkers who are not afraid to take risks.
These attributes challenge students to think beyond subject-based learning outcomes and are fundamental for helping them prepare for higher education and future career opportunities.
The course aims to prepare students for jobs that do not yet exist………..
using technologies that haven’t been invented yet………..
in order to solve problems that we don’t even know are problems yet.
The DP students are better able than their peers to cope with demanding workloads, manage their time and meet the expectations placed on them.
The broad nature of the course is highly valued by international universities.
US Ivy League Universities, including Princeton and Cornell, recently endorsed the IB, citing it had a positive influence on student performance and expectations.
Many universities worldwide openly support and endorse the IB Diploma, recognising it as the Gold Standard in preparation for tertiary education.