International School Brescia has been authorised to deliver the IB Diploma Programme since 2020
The Diploma Programme
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DYP)is for students aged 16-19.
The Diploma Programme provides students with a balanced education, facilitates geographic and cultural mobility and promotes international understanding.
The Diploma Programme curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.
Through the Diploma Programme core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
What is the IB Diploma Programme (DP)?
The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core. The core elements are:
- Extended Essay
- Theory of Knowledge
- Creativity, Activity and Service
From the six subjects, three courses must be taken at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL) . Higherlevel subjects require 240 class hours over two years while Standard-level subjects require 150 class hours over two years.
DP Subjects at ISB
|Group||Linguistic path||Scientific path||Human Sciences||Arts Parts|
|1 Language & Literature||First Language A HL||First Language A||First Language A||First Language A|
|2 Language Acquisition||Second Language A||Second Language A, B or ab initio||Second Language A, B or ab initio||Second Language A, B or ab initio|
|3 Individuals & Societies||History|
|4 Experimental Sciences||Biology||Biology||Biology||Biology|
|5 Mathematics||Mathematics Applications and Interpretations SL||Mathematics Applications and Interpretations HL||Mathematics Applications and Interpretations SL||Mathematics Applications and Interpretations SL|
|6 Elective||Third Language||Physics||Economics||Visual Arts|
The MYP Curriculum
The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.
The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the final two years of the programme, carefully-defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet local requirements and personal learning goals.
ISBrescia will offer the following programme, in order to meet the IB requirements as well as the national ones.
- Language & Literature – English and Italian
- Language Acquisition – Spanish and Italian
- Individuals and Societies – Humanities subjects
- Sciences – Chemistry, Physics and Biology
- Arts – visual arts and music
- Physical and Health
The MYP is open to any students, however ISBrescia requires the consistent knowledge of the English language. English-As-Additional-Language lessons will be provided to students in need (at parents’ expense).