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The International Baccalaureate at BHS

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With the most established and successful IB programme in Bermuda, the IB Advantage at BHS is clear. Our highly experienced IB teachers offer a personalised approach to every student’s education – ensuring that your children will fulfil, and exceed, their potential. Since the incepetion of the programme in 2000, IB graduates at BHS have consistently scored above the worldwide average.

What is the Diploma Programme? 

The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, usually aged 15 to 18, for success at university and life beyond. The programme is usually taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities.

The curriculum

IB Diploma Programme students study six courses at higher level or standard level. Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 1 to 5.

In addition, 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 is a course designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical).

Creativity, action, service requires that students 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.

CLICK HERE for a complete Course Description brochure. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about an IB education from the International Baccalureate Organisation.