International Baccalaureate (IB) – PreU

The International Baccalaureate not only will prepare the students to face University level education but also to “be international”.

IB Programme graduates have the knowledge and all the requirements to apply to the most prestigious Universities around the world.

During the last two years of their school education, the students will be challenged with different subjects and projects where they will develop among other things:

• An excellent breadth and depth of knowledge.
• Outstanding physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical qualities.
• To excel in traditional academic subjects
• To explore the nature of knowledge through the programme´s unique theory of knowledge course.

When our students reach the Pre-U stage at Year 10, in addition to the regular curriculum they will have a preparation for the whole International Baccalaureate Programme and for the methodologies to be faced at Year 11 & 12 (Pre-U 1 & 2).

The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum has six subject groups and three core subjects; Theory of knowledge (TOK), Creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.

Learning how to learn with The Theory of Knowledge:

TOK plays a special role in the IBDP by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge.

It offers students the opportunity to:

• Develop critical thinking in various areas of knowledge.
• Differentiate and consider the role and nature of knowledge in different cultures.
• Connect as a thinker.
• Familiarize yourself with the complexity of knowledge.
• Recognize the need to act responsibly.
• Link different academic areas and transcend them.
• Apply your knowledge with greater awareness and credibility.

Creativity, activity, service (CAS)

• Creativity: activities that involve creative thinking.
• Activity: activities that contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
• Service: personal development activities.
These projects will challenge students to:
• Show initiative
• Demonstrate perseverance.
• Develop skills of teamwork, problem solving and decision making.
• Promote a sense of achievement and enjoyment for your work.
• Allow and improve their personal and interpersonal development.
• Alleviate the pressure of the DP’s academic load.

Extended essay

Providing the students with an opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest to them, they will develop skills in formulating appropriate research hypothesis, participating in a personal exploration of the topic, communicating ideas, developing arguments and ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate knowledge.

Through the IBDP, the students can choose courses from the following subject groups: language and literature studies; language acquisition; individuals and societies; science; mathematics; and art. They also have the option to study additional sciences or individuals and societies, instead of the art course.

The IBDP will provide the St Peter’s graduates an internationally accepted qualification to have access into higher education around the world.