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International Baccalaureate


It is a privilege to be the IB Diploma Coordinator  here at The International School of Aberdeen where I have the opportunity to work with outstanding students who embrace the spirit of the mission and vision of the IB. Students at ISA are highly motivated, inquisitive, and open to new ideas and experiences. They strive to become more balanced and reflective whether in the classroom, playing on a sports team, performing in a concert or volunteering at a local retirement centre.

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and in life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities

ISA offers the DP in Grades 11 and 12, where students will study six subjects, three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level.  They will also complete the Core of the DP by studying Theory of Knowledge, completing a 4,000 word Extended Essay as well as fulfilling the requirements of the Creativity, Activity and Service program. More specific information about the DP program can be found on the pages here or you can also visit the IB website at www.ibo.org.

Most of our students choose to complete the full diploma at ISA, however it is not uncommon for students to choose to select only a few IB courses and instead earn our ISA High School Diploma. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you should have any questions regarding the IB programme, and I hope to be able to welcome you to the ISA family.

Jennifer Purpura - IB Coordinator

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International Baccalaureate Council of International Schools Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Cambridge International Examinations CNED