IB (INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE)
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of studies that meets the needs of highly motivated secondary school students who have completed their first two years of secondary education. The curriculum comprises six academic areas and Diploma Programme candidates are required to select one subject from each of the following six subject groups. At least three and not more than four are taken at higher level (HL), the others at standard level (SL).
The Diploma Programme at our school is available in English. The candidates can choose from:
- Group: Studies in language and literature: Language A: Literature (Slovene, Serbian, Macedonian and Russian with selected works of world Literature)
Language A: Language and literature (English)
- Group: Language Acquisition (English, German, French, Spanish)
- Group: Individuals and Societies (Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, History)
- Group: Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
- Group: Mathematics (Mathematics, HL, SL)
- Group: the Arts (Music)
In lieu of taking Music, students may choose to take an additional course from Groups 2–4.
Successful Diploma Programme candidates meet three requirements in addition to the six subjects. The interdisciplinary Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course is designed to develop a coherent approach to learning which transcends and unifies the academic areas and encourages appreciation of other cultural perspectives. The Extended Essay of some 4000 words offers the opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest and acquaints students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university. Participation in the creativity, activity, service (CAS) requirement encourages students to be involved in creative pursuits, physical activities, and service projects within the local context. Students take written examinations at the end of the programme.