We offer a six-week course in May/June to provide a springboard for students starting the IBDP in August at the beginning of the academic year. The course is free to students enrolled to study the IBDP at DSB International School. Students get a taste of all the subjects and are introduced to key concepts and skills that enable them to succeed in the IBDP programme.
The IBDP is a globally recognised, pre-university course. Research suggests that IBDP students have numerous learning outcomes that are superior to students who study various national curricula. The IBDP offers its students a much greater educational emphasis on individual initiative, personal responsibility, and creative and critical thinking, which are all skills with increasing importance in the 21st Century.
The IBDP is an academically demanding programme in which students select one subject from each of the key subject areas. Additionally, all students study Theory of Knowledge (TOK), embark on an independent research project and commit to the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) programme.
We are truly an International School and we are uniquely placed to promote a sense of ‘International-Mindedness’ in our students. We are proud of our German heritage and that we offer a German curriculum, concurrently with a British curriculum, up until 8th Grade which enhances intercultural learning and lays a great foundation for the Diploma Programme (DP). At DSB, we continually celebrate the diversity amongst our staff and our student body.
The IBDP is an extremely demanding course, but we are proud of the support structures that we have in place for our students. From having small class sizes (and, therefore, more opportunities for one-on-one time with teachers) to having study skills coaching and great counsellors and learning support staff, we work hard to optimise the possibility for every student to achieve academic success.
At DSB International School we offer a great range of subjects within the six subject groups:
- Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
- German, French, English
- Group 2: Language Acquisition
- German, French, English
- Group 3: Individuals and Societies
- History, Geography, Psychology, Economics.
- Group 4: Sciences
- Physics, Biology, Chemistry.
- Group 5: Mathematics
- Applications and Interpretation
- Analysis and Approaches
- Group 6: The Arts
- Visual Arts (or any other subject from Groups 2, 3 and 4)
Note : Through our diverse offer of subjects and combinations thereof, we endeavour to meet the needs of every student.
To obtain the full Diploma Programme students are also required to complete the core part of the programme, which includes:
Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE) Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)