Welcome to High School
- an international qualification for 14 to 16 year-old students
- used by 9000 schools in 160 countries
- tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide (25 years)
- accepted by universities world-wide as evidence of academic ability
- a program with external exams at the end of Grade 10
Required Courses for Grades 9 and 10:
- IGCSE English
- IGCSE Mathematics
- IGCSE Coordinated Science
- Chinese Language Arts OR Chinese as a Second Language
- Big History (Grade 9)
- Global Perspectives (Grade 10)
Students choose one course from each of the following:
- Art, IT or Music
- IGCSE French, IGCSE Korean or English support
In additions to these courses, students have service learning, library and independent study periods.
For more information, see:
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) – Grade 11-12
Beijing International Bilingual Academy offers the International Baccalaureate Program (IBDP) as its main pathway in Years 11 and 12.
The IBDP is the leading curriculum for International schools, and is particularly suited to students wanting to pursue further studies. It is recognised by all major universities worldwide. Admission to some of the best known International universities in the world is possible. Universities understand that the rigor needed for the challenge of the IBDP well prepares students for university work and IBDP students have a significantly higher retention rate than non-diploma students.
- started in 1968
- offered by 2,470 IB World Schools.
- an academically challenging and balanced program
- preparing students for success at university and life beyond
- designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students.
- has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities
- requires written examinations at the end of the program, marked by external IB examiners
BIBA IBDP offerings 2017-18
All courses are offered at both HL and SL, unless otherwise noted.
Students are also required to fulfill the obligations of the core of the IB DP :
- The CAS program encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service work, thus fostering students’ awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena.
- Extended essay (EE) asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying.
- Theory of knowledge (TOK). In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing.
- Creativity, activity, service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Activity seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community offers a vehicle for a new learning with academic value.
For more information, see: http://www.ibo.org/en/programmes/diploma-programme/
With a commitment to small class sizes, differentiation and personalized instruction, BIBA strives to help its students be life-long learners with a commitment to making our world a better place to live.