Welcome to the Secondary department

Students who attend the secondary school at the ISB follow the International Baccalaureate’s five-year Middle Years Programme (MYP), followed by the two-year Diploma Programme (DP). 
 
Central to both of these programmes, and integral to our school, is the development of the whole person: not only in terms of academics, but also in skills necessary to become caring, engaged and responsible global citizens. 
 
Our approaches to teaching and learning will take the students on a journey of self-discovery, where the talents of each individual are exposed and nurtured. The Secondary team is motivated to challenge, support and encourage our students to transform from young pupils into inquisitive students.
 
The MYP programme not only allows students to become knowledgeable about the broad range of subjects we have on offer, but it also facilitates connections between the theory they learn in the classroom and its practical applications in the outside world. Students participate in service activities in, for and with the local community in which they become advocates in areas they are passionate about. This combination of knowledge and practicality prepares them for the academically rigorous Diploma Programme, which will provide them with a broad yet deep academic understanding across six subject groups. The development of the individual, finding their place in the world, and strong critical thinking skills mean that ISB graduates are ready and well-equipped to face their next steps at university, and beyond. 
 
We look forward to welcoming you to our school and to joining you on this important journey!
 
Kind Regards,
Alison Stark
Head of Secondary

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