In Years 12 & 13, students follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme (IB Diploma), which is world-renowned for its breadth and rigour. The IB Diploma is recognised by all major universities throughout the world. It also encourages students to develop skills and qualities highly sought-after by top employers.
Students choose a total of six subjects: three to study at Standard Level (SL), and three to study in more depth at Higher Level (HL). Many subjects are available at both SL and HL. Students choose one subject from each of the following groups:
- Language A: English, French, Spanish or German. Other languages such as Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, or Italian may be available through private tuition.
- Language B: Either English, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic, and French or German B; or French, German, Italian, and Mandarin or Japanese ab initio.
- Individuals & Societies: History, Geography, Economics, Business and Management.
- Natural Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Environmental Systems & Societies.
- Arts & Electives: Visual Art, Music, and Theatre Arts.
Other Course Components
The IB Diploma programme requires all students to successfully complete the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course and an extended essay, which gives students the chance to explore a specialist topic in a 4,000-word dissertation. Students also take part in a range of other activities as part of the Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) element of the course, a fundamental part of the IB Diploma programme. This might include participation in arts activities, individual and team sports, and local or international service projects. Aiglon’s expeditions programme also forms part of the CAS element. Students spend at least three hours a week on CAS activities throughout their time in the Years 12 & 13.
IB Diploma Assessment
IB Diploma exams are taken in May during the final school year; students also submit a significant amount of internally assessed coursework.