IB program in Marlborough College
Brief information: The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is gaining popularity in the UK, as it is quoted around the world and does not limit international student in choosing a university for admission.
Each student forms his own curriculum independently: he chooses 1 subject from each group of knowledge (total of 6) and studies 3 directions at a standard level of complexity, and 3 on a deeper, higher level. Each discipline is counted in the performance and presentation of the course report work or examination.
Subject groups on the IB program:
- English literature - standard and advanced levels;
- Foreign languages (other than native): Italian, Spanish, Greek, Latin, French, German, Russian, Chinese; courses "from scratch" are offered in Chinese and Italian;
- Humanitarian social subjects: economics, history of arts, history, world politics and international relations, geography, philosophy, ecological systems and societies;
- Experimental and natural sciences: biology, physics, ecological systems and societies, chemistry;
- Exact and computer science: mathematics, mathematical research;
- Art and creativity: theater art, music, visual art (standard and elevated levels).
Additionally, all students attend three compulsory classes:
- TOK (Theory of knowledge);
- Extended essay (independent research work of 4000 words);
- CAS (Creativity, action, service: a two-year course, which includes 150 hours of practice).
International students also have the opportunity of working practice and internship.