The International Baccalaureate
In the late 1960s Ecolint was the first in the world to offer the International Baccalaureate to its students. There are now over 1,700 schools in more than 120 countries that are members of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. The diploma is recognised by universities and colleges around the world and many top universities make a point of recruiting IB diploma holders.
The diploma programme involves six Subjects
Candidates select one from each of the six subject areas below. They must follow at least three and not more than four at the “Higher” level the others at the “Standard” level.
- Language A1 (first language) including the study of selections from world literature
- Language A2, B, ab initio, second modern language
- Individuals and societies History, Geography, Economics, Psychology and Business and Management
- Experimental sciences: Biology, Chemistry Physics
- Art, Theatre, Music or a third modern language, a second subject from individuals and societies or experimental sciences, computer sciences
The specific courses available and whether they are taught in English or French varies on each campus.
Theory of Knowledge is a required course of 100 hours over the two years that stimulates critical reflection upon the knowledge and experience gained inside and outside the classroom.
CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) is a fundamental part of the Diploma programme and involves completing 150 hours of activities. Students participate in a wide variety of projects for example theatre productions and music, sports and community service activities.
Extended Essay (some 4,000 words). Students undertake a piece of original research investigating a topic of special interest.
You will find more information about the IB on www.ibo.org.