Welcome to High School

 

Students in Grades 9 and 10 follow the IGCSE (Cambridge) which provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the rigorous IBDP program.

IGCSE is:

  • 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)
  • PE
  • Library

       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:

      http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/

 

 

    International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) – Grade 11-12

 

图片2Our 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.

 

 

 

 

IBDP is:

  • 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.

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        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.