International Baccalaureate (IB)
Comprising of over 4,700 schools worldwide and teaching over 1 million students each year, the International Baccalaureate Organisation was established in 1968 to meet the educational needs of students in international schools.
Sunmarke is an IB World School and proudly offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme for Years 12 and 13.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
The IBDP offers academic breadth and depth, combined with experiential learning through CAS – which encourages independence, drive and initiative. Through the Theory of Knowledge, students develop critical thinking skills, to connect subjects in a way that prepares you for university study.
This 2-year course aims to fully prepare students for university and independent learning with the skills of being caring, open-minded and culturally aware. Students must take a range of subjects, one from each of the six groups.
Three subjects are taken at Standard Level and three at Higher Level, as well as the compulsory core elements: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE).
IB Diploma Programme courses options on offer at Sunmarke:
- English Langauge & Literature
- Environmental Systems and Societies
- Business Management
- Visual Arts
- IT in a Global Society
- Maths: Analysis & Approaches
- Maths: Application & Interpretation
International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP)
This is a 2-year Post 16 course that prepares students to go into the industry or university depending on their preference, still embedding those learning profile attributes and skills preparing them for lifelong learning.
Students must choose a career-related study, Sunmarke will offer the following four options:
- Creative Media Production
- Travel & Tourism
Students will choose two or three IB subjects, these can be at either Standard or Higher Level.
These core elements are Personal and Professional Skills (PPS), Service Learning (SL), Reflective Project (RP) and Language Development (LD) and are designed to allow for personal development and to link in with the students chosen subjects.
Our staff here at Sunmarke are highly trained and well experienced in the development and implementation of Post- 16 courses. Students will learn in small classes, with specialist teachers who have a passion for their subject areas.
View our Options & Information Booklet for full details on the IBDP and IBCP course options.
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