Diploma Programme (16-18)
Amity International School Amsterdam is a Candidate School* for the Diploma Programme and pursuing authorisation 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.**
We are delighted to announce that Amity International School Amsterdam is now a Candidate School* for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP). As a school, we are pursuing authorisation as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School because we believe this will be the best programme for our students to achieve their ambitions.
*Only schools authorised by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.
What is the IB DP?
The IB Diploma is a university entrance qualification recognised throughout the world.
The IB Diploma programme is a rigorous academic course which develops lifelong learners by putting personal development at its core. We believe this programme is the right educational journey for our students because they will:
- learn to manage their own learning and develop critical thinking skills
- engage with people in an increasingly globalised world
- enhance their cultural awareness
- gain access to the world’s top universities.
Our IB Diploma Programme journey
Amity International School Amsterdam plans to offer the two-year course leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma for students ages 16 through 18, providing a seamless transition from our Middle Years Programme.
Our students enjoy the small close-knit community Amity International School Amsterdam provides. Class sizes never exceed 24 students. This means our students benefit from individual attention and feedback which ensures they can enhance their performance. Our dedicated teachers offer a range of perspectives to aid the student’s global awareness.
What will students learn?
One of the key features of the IB Diploma is its comprehensive nature, meaning that students study a range of disciplines. IB students choose six courses from six subject areas. Three courses are taken at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL). In addition, students study the Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity Activity and Service (CAS) and produce a 4000 word Extended Essay (EE).
The DP is made up of six subject groups with three components in the core as. Our school will offer a range of courses within the following six subject groups:
- Studies in language and literature;
- Language acquisition;
- Individuals and societies;
- The arts.
** 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 organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations 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.