Grade 11 and 12 Program
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) defines the curriculum in the 11th and 12th grades. The IB is a rigorous and comprehensive course of study designed to promote international understanding and give students a broad preparation for university studies. Students have a wide range of course options and activity opportunities to develop their own personal skills and academic knowledge. All students who finish our 12th grade also receive an American High School Diploma as they fulfill the basic required coursework.
HS Program of Studies
International Baccalaureate Program
The IBDP is a two-year program and is offered to qualified students entering grade eleven. In order to obtain the IB Diploma, students must:
Take at least one course from each of the six groups below. If a student chooses not to study the arts (group 6) then s/he may choose a second course from groups 3 or 4. Three of the courses must be taken at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL).
Meet personal learning objectives in the areas of Creativity, Action and Service.
Complete an Extended Essay.
Complete an additional course, Theory of Knowledge.
At ASB, we offer the following IB courses, all at both Standard and Higher Level (unless otherwise noted). See Subjects Offered below.
- Group 1 - Language and Literature
- Group 2 - Language Aquisition
- Group 3 - Individuals and Societies
- Group 4 - Experimental Sciences
- Group 5 - Mathematics
- Group 6 - The Arts
- Levels of Course Offering
Group 1 - Language and Literature
Group 2 - Language Aquisition
Group 3 - Individuals and Societies
Group 4 - Experimental Sciences
Group 5 - Mathematics
Group 6 - The Arts
Levels of Course Offering
IB Additional Course Requirements
Why the IB Program (IBDP)
Course content in the IBDP emphasizes both breadth and depth of knowledge; teaching and assessments encourage students to think critically and problem-solve, leading towards individual responsibility in learning.
The IBDP is especially suited for international schools, yet it has grown in popularity in public and private schools around the world (including the USA, where the program shows the fastest growth).
IBDP students graduate with knowledge in at least two languages and are often bi- or multi-lingual. They also have an awareness of a global society necessary for success in the 21st century.
The IBDP is excellent preparation for entrance (and success at) the best universities in Spain, North America and Europe.
IBDP Results - Class of 2022
75 IBDP candidate students: 100% passing rate (international average is 85%)
Average score: 36 points out of 45 (the world average is 32 points)
25% of students received an overall IBDP score of 40 or more, with five high scores of 44