International Baccalaureate

Students in their final two years at Aiglon (Years 12 & 13) undertake the academically challenging and holistic International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). This internationally recognised qualification is the perfect bridge to further university studies and beyond.

Widely considered to be the future of education - the International Baccalaureate programme is a challenging yet holistically fulfilling learning experience for senior school students. The qualification is recognised by top universities worldwide. Students who complete the programme develop skills highly sought by further educational establishments and employers.

Hear more about the IB from Aiglon's IB Coordinator, Mr. Esmond Tweedie:

How does it work?

Each Aiglon IB student needs to choose 6 subjects to study as well as the 3 core subjects: Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service).

Six Subjects

Students choose six subjects - three to study to Standard Level (SL) and three to greater depth at Higher Level (HL). Students must take one subject from each following group:

Group 1 - Studies in Language and Literature
Group 2 - Language Acquisition
Group 3 - Individuals and Societies
Group 4 - Sciences
Group 5 - Mathematics
Group 6 - Arts and Electives

View the full list of courses currently on offer through our IB Curriculum Guide.

Extended Essay

The extended essay is an in-depth study of a focused topic, usually chosen from one of the student's six IB DP subjects.

It is intended to promote academic research and writing skills, providing students with an opportunity to engage in personal research in a topic of their own choice, under the guidance of a supervisor.

This leads to a major piece of formally presented, structured writing, in which ideas and findings are communicated.

Theory of Knowledge

TOK is core and compulsory to the IB. The overall aim of TOK is to encourage students to formulate answers to the question “How do you know?” in a variety of contexts, and to see the value of that question.

This allows students to develop an enduring fascination with the richness of knowledge.

CAS

Studied throughout the two years, CAS involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. It is not formally assessed. However, students reflect on their CAS experiences as part of the DP, and provide evidence of achieving the eight learning outcomes for CAS.

View the full list of opportunities available via our Activities Programme Page.

IB Curriculum Guide

Our IB Curriculum Guide is designed to help guide you through how the IB works at Aiglon. Through this document, you have access to a detailed course guide as well as additional, detailed information about the programme. What will you find in this guide?

  1. Welcome to Aiglon's IB
  2. Pathways to Aiglon Graduation
  3. Understanding the IB at Aiglon
  4. College & Career Counselling
  5. Comprehensive Subject Guide
  6. IB Core in Detail
  7. Scoring, Bonus Points and Notes

Meet Aiglon's IB Coordinator

Esmond Tweedie

Esmond Tweedie

Assistant Head (Senior Tutor) & IB Coordinator

Mr Tweedie is Aiglon's IB Coordinator and Senior Tutor. In addition to his roles overseeing the IBDP and Aiglon's tutoring programme, he also teaches in the Economics Department. Outside of school he can be found on his favourite mountain bike trails.

Information for Current Students

Before students enter Year 12 (the first year of the IB) they work closely with Aiglon's Studies Office to ensure they are embarking on an IB journey that is best-suited for their interests, capabilities and aspirations. Whether new or returning, all students have the ability to make their course selections and discuss any questions or concerns about the Programme.

Current students can use resources on this page (use the "Student Resources" sidebar links) to access important content such as your Subject Choice Forms.

How Can We Help?

We are delighted that you are considering Aiglon College. We are always pleased to introduce prospective students and their families to life at the school, and we welcome all enquiries.

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