IB Diploma Programme
IB Diploma Programme at BCG
The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous and broad programme of study for students from 16 to 18 years of age. It is respected by leading Universities throughout the world and is a benchmark for excellence in education. The Diploma Programme curriculum allows students to thrive holistically and develop excellent breadth and depth of knowledge.Through the Diploma Programme they acquire skills to reflect on themselves as learners and as global citizens, becoming aware of the world and their place in it. The Diploma programme requires academic competence, commitment and resilience from students whilst encouraging caring action in the community, the pursuit of extra curricular activities and contemplation on the nature of knowledge itself.
At BCG we strive to help our students develop the skills necessary to succeed in this challenging course, becoming reflective, principled, independent learners and globally-minded citizens. Students have the choice of a wide range of subjects at BCG, including the arts and our student-centred philosophy means our provision is assessed regularly to ensure we meet the needs of each cohort.
Our ESD project (Education for Sustainable Development) forms an integral part of our CAS programme, further consolidating our school mission to foster attitudes we believe are fundamental to shaping sustainable futures.
The Diploma Programme Curriculum
The IB Diploma Programme consists of 6 subject groups:
- Studies in Language and Literature
- Language Acquisition
- Individuals & Societies
- The Arts
Students must study one subject from each group with the exception of The Arts which they can replace with a second subject from the language groups, individuals & societies or a science.
Teaching of all subjects is underpinned by the IB approaches to teaching and learning and all staff receive official IB training as well as ongoing internal professional development.