IB program in St Andrews School
Quick overview: The IB International Course, developed in Switzerland and successfully distributed around the world, is considered one of the most effective for preparation for the university. Its big plus is universality: the IB certificate is accepted all over the world, which does not limit international students in choosing the future country and university for training.
The program is designed for high school students aged 16-18 and for two academic years. Subjects for the personal curriculum students choose independently: 3 are studied at the standard level of complexity, 3 - on the advanced, in-depth. In order to avoid duplication of courses, all available subjects are divided into 6 thematic blocks - it is enough to choose one of each:
- English, German;
- Fine Arts, Music art, Cinematography;
- Biology, Chemistry;
- Mathematics, Mathematical research;
- French, Spanish, Italian;
- World religions and Theology, Psychology, History, Philosophy.
Most subjects are taught on two levels - the student, together with the teacher, determines at what level of difficulty he is ready to work. Language courses (Spanish, Italian and French) mean an option for beginners who have not previously studied this language. Note that according to the rules of the block of art (music, cinema) you can change and choose any subject from other groups.
In addition to the chosen classes, all students are trained in writing an extended academic essay (at least 4,000 words, the topic is consistent with the teacher), attend TOC lessons (general theory of knowledge) and CAS (Creativity, Service, Activity), develop critical and analytical thinking.