Route 2: IB Diploma Programme
Independent day & boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 18

Route 2: IB Diploma Programme

Students looking for a broad curriculum with an international perspective will find the IB accessible and stimulating. For many students, the IB Diploma Programme provides an ideal opportunity to study subjects in depth, but also to maintain a breadth of learning.

The IBDP offers a continuum of high quality education that encourages international awareness and a positive attitude to independent learning, and which compels students to be involved in the wider school and community life.

The Diploma consists of six subjects with one chosen from each of the following subject groups: studies in language and literature; language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; and arts. Students may opt to study a language, individuals and societies, or an additional science course instead of a course in the arts. Three subjects are taken at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL). In addition, all students must meet the requirements of the core which involves:

  • An Extended Essay (an independent self-directed research paper on a topic of the student's choice)
  • TOK (Theory of Knowledge) - critical thinking and evaluation skills
  • CAS (a programme of Creativity, Activity and Service)

At Ryde, the extra-curricular programme is extensive and this programme provides formal recognition of achievement in fields outside the classroom.

IB subject choices for September 2024

IB subject choices for September 2024 will be published in the Spring Term.

Further information can be obtained from Mr Windsor, Head of Sixth Form: [email protected]

There will need to be a minimum of six students for a course to run.

Sixth Form Courses Information 2024- 2026