Moving on from the IB Middle Years Programme or GCSEs to the IB Diploma Programme can be daunting - but our students say that it’s worth it
Lola, Grade 12, feels secure in her choice to study the Diploma - and we hope that you will too! Here’s her IB Student Profile:
The IBDP: a summary
“The IB is absolutely preparing students for university. Firstly, the mandatory six subjects - spanning a range of academic fields and disciplines, ensuring students engage with both the humanities, sciences, languages and arts - allows students to explore their academic interests. The range can help students solidify the subject which they want to study at university, and discover their personality as a learner.
“The additional core requirements, such as the Extended Essay, also allows students to not only write a first, extensive research piece resembling a dissertation, but also explore an area of interest. Furthermore, the amount of work that comes from having six subjects and three core requirements forces students to develop their self-management skills, as well as the ability to study independently which is required for university.”
IB Student Profile: Subjects
Lola studies Spanish, English Literature, and History at Higher Level - a broad and challenging programme that will prepare her for any path in higher education and beyond. These HLs are supplemented by Mathematics, Biology, and a Pamoja online Film course at Standard Level: Halcyon offers an extensive variety of courses from Business Management to Psychology through this medium. This full list of our IB subjects may inspire you to think about what kind of subject combination you might pursue.
As well as offering a gold-standard qualification to university, the IB Diploma at Halcyon is accompanied by a wide variety of extra-curricular activities to supplement both student life and learning: from our Model United Nations club, which takes a trip to the Hague every year for MUNISH, to lighter and more active options such as our senior football clubs, there’s something for every student who joins our warm and welcoming learning community. Each student also receives a bespoke programme of mentoring - cognitive coaching - to prepare them for academia and beyond.