ASH began offering the IB Diploma Programme in 1994, with graduates going on to many of the finest universities around the world. Top universities recognize the academic integrity of the Diploma Programme, its academic range, and the high level of study skills each student is encouraged to develop. The underlying IB philosophy at ASH combines academic rigor with a variety of co-curricular and community service projects. Each Diploma student must study six subjects - three at the Higher Level and three at the Standard Level. The IB curriculum model reflects the interconnectedness of each aspect of the IB program, as well as the courses offered at ASH. Students may choose to enroll in either the full diploma programme or take a selection of courses for certificates.
THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMME
"The aim of this program is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. "
As an IB World School, each IB student at ASH is at the center of all learning. In grades 11 and 12, the full IB Diploma Programme is offered to all students and they can choose to participate or construct a personalized program, from a combination of IB courses, AP courses, and ASH high school courses around their interests and passion.
The small IB class sizes at ASH guarantee a high degree of individual attention and students benefit from our faculty’s experience in delivering this program. This approach is reflected in our students’ outstanding results.
The IB Diploma Programme is a comprehensive and challenging pre-university course that demands the best from motivated students and teachers. This sophisticated two-year curriculum covers a wide range of academic subjects and has stood the test of time for over half a million students in 119 countries since 1968. The IB Diploma Programme has a reputation for high standards of teaching, instructional leadership and student achievement. IB Diploma graduates are welcome at the world’s leading universities. It is fully recognized as an entrance qualification to universities worldwide.
Over the course of the two-year programme, IB Diploma candidates:
- Study six subjects chosen from the six subject groups (usually three are studied at the higher level and the remaining three are studied at the standard level)
- Complete an independent extended essay of 4000 words (EE)
- Follow a theory of knowledge course (TOK)
- Participate in creativity, action, service (CAS)
Here at ASH we offer the following IB subject groups and courses:
|Language & Literature||Second Languages||Individuals & Societies||Experimental Sciences||Mathematics||The Arts|
|English A Literature||Dutch B||Economics||Biology||Math||Visual Arts|
|English A Language & Literature||French B||History||Chemistry||Math Studies||
|Dutch A Language & Literature||German B||Information Technology in a Global Society||Computer Science||Theatre|
|School supported, self-taught languages A||German Ab Initio||Psychology||Physics|
|Spanish Ab Initio
THE ASH MISSION
We build a better world as we become better human beings, hear and value every voice, keep every promise, and celebrate every achievement.
THE ASH VISION
We are determined to create a school where everyone is confident and able to take control of their own learning, and the world is our classroom.