Diploma Programme (Ages 16-19)
Welcome to the Secondary School at KIS International School. The development of the “whole” person within an environment which encourages students to become independent lifelong learners is a key aim of the KIS Mission statement. Secondary School students have the unique opportunity to learn about themselves as individuals and their role in the greater world around them.
The IB Diploma Programme is an academically rigorous course that challenges students to drive for personal excellence and take responsibility for their learning.
At KIS, the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) balances subject breadth and depth in six areas. Critical understanding, philosophical reflection and international-mindedness are nurtured, starting with a foundation in each student’s own language and culture. They develop a positive attitude, self-reliance and become well adapted to learning that supports them towards university study. The IB Diploma has a reputation for its rigorous external assessment with published global standards. This is a qualification welcomed by universities worldwide.
The DP is a two year programme in which students choose six subjects from six group areas – Literature, Additional Language, Humanities, Science, Mathematics and the Arts. Three subjects are studied at Higher Level and three are studied at Standard Level. Students are assessed through a mixture of internal assessment (coursework) and external assessment (final exams).
The programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding.
The Extended Essay is a requirement for students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying.
Theory of knowledge (TOK) is a course designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical).
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) supports students to actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom. Students can combine all three components or do activities related to each one of them separately.