IB Diploma Program at ISK
Description of the IB Diploma Programme
- The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a demanding course of studies for 16 to 19 year olds
- The IB Diploma Programme features a high school diploma that is recognized by universities throughout the world
- IB learners strive to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective
- Since its inception in 1968, the program has grown to include students in thousands of schools around the world
- The majority of respondents from the latest University Admissions Officer Report advocate the IB Diploma Programme as the best preparation for university.
The International School of Kenya (ISK) first offered IB courses in August 1982 and presented its first IB Diploma Program candidates at the end of the 1983-84 school year. Since that time, impressive and consistent examination results testify to ISK's high academic standards
Highest points earned by IB Diploma Candidates (maximum is 45)
Creativity, Activity, Service
The CAS program is an essential part of the IB program. It provides students with the opportunity to learn and develop by taking part in new, challenging and enjoyable experiences.
The belief at the heart of the CAS program is that education does not begin or end in the classroom or exam hall, and the most essential elements of education may exist outside of both. ISK provides many opportunities for CAS. Students will be fully supported by our advisors and the CAS Coordinator. Students are also encouraged to take part in activities outside of school and activities they initiate themselves, in order to help them to create a challenging and relevant program for themselves.
To successfully complete CAS, students need to maintain a balance of Creativity, Activity and Service activities over the 18 months. Students should be involved in at least one project involving teamwork that takes place for a minimum of one month. These three aspects of CAS may be completed as several separate activities, as larger projects that combine all of the components, or a mixture of the two.