High School

A STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

HIGH SCHOOL / IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

 

IST is aiming to become an DP Candidate school.

There are two distinct phases of High School, each lasting two years. In Grades 10 to 11, students work towards completion of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). There is a combination of compulsory and optional subjects, and assessment is an on-going and essential feature of every course. At the end of Grade 11, students receive a MYP credits for all courses taken over the two years.

In Grades 12 and 13, our students take the IB Diploma Programme which is recognised by universities all over the world. The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of study designed for students in the 16 to 19 age range. It is a broad-based two-year course that aims to encourage students to be knowledgeable and inquiring, but also caring and compassionate. There is a strong emphasis on encouraging students to develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness, and the attitudes necessary for them to respect and evaluate a range of points of view.

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COMBINATION

HIGH SCHOOL / IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

The course is built around 6 academic areas that enclose a central core. It encourages concurrent study of a choice of scholastic subjects.

Group 1

Studies in Language & Literature: English, Italian, Mother-Tongue SSST

Group 2

Language Acquisition: English, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

Group 3

Individuals & Societies: History, Economics

Group 4

Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Group 5

Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches, Applications & Interpretation 

Group 6

Elective: a second subject from Groups 1-4

IST is aiming to become an DP Candidate school.

The Diploma Programme is a rigorous course of studies, conceived to prepare students thoroughly for university entry. The DP Curriculum consists of 6 discipline based subject groups and the Core, which consists of:

  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) 
  • Creativity, Activity, Service
  • Extended Essay

Three subjects are chosen at Higher Level (HL), the others at Standard Level (SL). Students are able to make their choices flexibly, this means they can decide which subjects to study more deeply with a view to future university attendance. The Higher Level subjects are studied more deeply and extensively than those at Standard Level. At both levels, various skills are developed, especially those of critical thought and analysis. At the end of the course, students’ achievements are evaluated by means of external examinations, Many subjects also involve tasks that are internally assessed by the teachers and externally moderated by the International Baccalaureate.

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