IB World School
In March, 2018 Alexander Academy received official notification of their authorization as an IB World School for the Diploma Programme. The Diploma Programme is designed to equip students with the academic skills needed for university study, further education and their chosen profession. The programme also has a goal of developing people who can make a difference in the world.
Alexander Academy – International Baccalaureate World School
Alexander Academy is committed to internationalism and fostering a sense of global citizenship as well as creating a safe and rich learning environment for all students. Alexander Academy embraces technology as a fundamental tool for enhancing learning in the 21st century. We are dedicated to providing educational programs that inspire students to follow independent paths to success. Our teachers are committed to ensuring that each student has the opportunity to challenge themselves academically, enabling them to reach their personal level of academic excellence.
The IB Diploma Programme (DP)
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and in life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
Alexander Academy provides a safe, caring, internationally minded environment and a curriculum that encompasses action, service, academics, arts and healthy living. We expect excellence and foster attitudes of creativity, engagement, empathy, respect and integrity
Benefits of taking IB Courses
The IB Diploma is possibly the most distinguished academic credential a high school student can earn. IB courses provide students with the solid, well-rounded education they will need to succeed in our highly competitive global society. Those who complete the Diploma Programme may enjoy a competitive edge in admission to any college or university in the world. IB graduates report that taking IB classes helped them immensely. Students learn how to prioritize, focus, write and think. IB graduates feel well-prepared to tackle almost any assignment that comes their way while pursuing post-secondary education. In addition, students who receive good scores in their IB courses, often receive advanced placement and university credit.
The IB Diploma Programme is made up of six subject groups and the DP core – comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay (EE).
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
This course encompasses major topics in philosophy, language, civilization, and culture.
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
Students spend several hours on extracurricular activities; a portion of which must involve service to the local and international community.
The Extended Essay (EE)
Students engage in an independent research through an in-depth study on a topic chosen from one of the six subject areas or they may combine subject areas, to create a cross-curricular research project
The IB Diploma Programme
Six major areas of study
Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature: Language and Literature HL
The language and literature course features British and American literature along with works in translation from other world cultures.
Group 2: Language Acquisition: French Ab Initio
French Ab Initio is a study of the French language for beginners. The goal of the course is to develop students’ linguistic competence and intercultural understanding.
Group 3: Individuals and Societies: History HL
History HL is the study of the social, political and ideological developments of the 20th Century.
Group 4: Sciences: Chemistry SL
Chemistry SL is an in-depth study of chemical principles that underpin both the physical environment and biological systems.
Group 5: Mathematics: Mathematics SL
Mathematics SL caters to students who already possess knowledge of basic mathematical concepts, and who are equipped with the skills needed to apply simple mathematical techniques correctly.
Group 6: The Arts: Visual Arts SL
Visual Arts SL introduces students to basic design principles in a variety of media and problem-solving situations.