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
Our High School is at an exciting time in the school’s development. We have received authorization from the International Baccalaureate® (IB) to offer Diploma Program (IBDP) starting Fall 2015.
- 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
IBDP course choices (SY 2015-6)
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 :
- 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.