International Baccalaureate Diploma
The Friends’ School is proud to offer students in Years 11 and 12 the opportunity to study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The curriculum is rigorous and intellectually coherent, encouraging critical thinking through the study of a wide range of subjects in the traditional academic disciplines while encouraging an international perspective.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is two-year course of study with internal and external assessment preparing students for post-secondary school pathways, especially university entrance. It is recognised by universities in over 138 countries (including all Australian tertiary institutions) and taught in more than 4500 schools in almost 150 countries. Almost 70 schools in Australia now offer the IB Diploma.
The Diploma Programme offers a broad and balanced course of study with students taking six subjects chosen from six discipline groups. In addition they take three core subjects (Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay). These foundation subjects prepare students through Year 11 to succeed in Year 12 and in their lives beyond.
“The writing, research and critical thinking skills taught during the IB continue to be useful to further study and work after high school.”
2010 Friends’ School IB graduate