The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a rigorous academic program emphasizing academic achievement, critical thinking, research skills and community service. It has been operating worldwide for almost 30 years and is in place in almost 1500 schools in around 120 countries around the world. The IB Diploma is recognized in virtually every country in the world.
The Diploma Programme encourages students to:
- ask challenging questions
- learn how to learn
- develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
- develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.
Because of this, the IB is highly valued by many universities across the world. In many UK and North American universities it is felt to be the best programme in preparing students for Tertiary Education.
‘In the States and in Canada, IB students are very much sought-after’
At Regent’s International School our students consistently exceed world average point scores and go on to study at a range of universities including Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial, Manchester in the UK, Cornell, Pennsylvania, New York and Berkeley in USA, UBC and Toronto in Canada and City University in Hong Kong and many more.
The IB Diploma requires students to study six subject areas, with one discipline taken from each group in the curriculum model:
- Language A (literature and/or language): English, Thai
- Language B (second language) or another Language A: English, Thai, Mandarin, Spanish, French
- Individuals and Societies: Business Management, Economics, Geography, History
- Experimental Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sports Education Health Science, ESS (Environmental systems and societies)
- Arts: Theatre Arts, Art, Music (or one subject from groups 1-4)
All IB Diploma students must choose three courses at Higher Level (HL) and three courses at Standard Level (SL).
In addition to these academic disciplines, the IBDP is founded on three core components for which the students are required to:
- Complete a 4000 word Research Essay
- Undertake a two year course of study in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
- Commit to a range of Creative, Action, and Service (CAS) oriented endeavours
Recommended Entry requirements for IB Diploma
Due to the course content the following recommendations are made regarding entrance into some subjects at different levels:
- A* at IGCSE is recommended for HL mathematics
- B or higher is generally recommended at IGCSE to take subjects at HL.
- C or higher at IGCSE is recommended to take other subjects at SL
Regent’s International School also offer the IB Certificate route which may be more appropriate for students who do not meet the recommended requirements for the IB Diploma. More information on this can be found at http://www.ibo.org/programmes/career-related-programme/
IB Subjects are graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum). The students may gain up to another 3 points through the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay. The maximum number of points awarded for the IB Diploma is 45. Generally, a student must gain 24 points with 12 points at HL and and fulfill some other requirements
Prepared for university and life
The IB Diploma programme at Regent’s International School ensures that our students leave school prepared for university, prepared for the challenges they will face but, more than this, able to actively participate in society as open minded, principled global citizens.
- Mr. Darron Gray - IBDP Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Charles Barrow - Deputy Head of Secondary - email@example.com
- Dr. Peter Jones - Head of Secondary - firstname.lastname@example.org