International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate

British International School "Classic" is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) P Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

* Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

** Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Duration and Timetable

The Diploma Programme takes two years and regular classes are held between 1st October and 30th June. Students who attend other schools can be taught after their regular classes. Students living further away can be taught at the weekends.

Subjects

The subjects taught are: Bulgarian Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, Maths, History, Biology, Art, Theory of Knowledge, Creativity, Activity, Service and Extended Essay.

Assessment

Objective assessment is ensured through internal and external exams. The reliability and accuracy of the grades is assured by the DP assessment procedures which measure the extent to which students have mastered advanced academic skills in fulfilling these goals.

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