What is the IBDP?

The IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year programme available to students aged 16 to 19, which has an international focus, is recognized worldwide and opens doors to leading universities everywhere. It is currently offered in about 150 countries around the globe; IB students thus become part of a greater community united by the same mission statement and learner profile.

The IBDP Curriculum

The Diploma Programme’s Core consists of the Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Creativity, Activity & Service (CAS). In addition to these core components, students choose six subjects at two different levels. This enables students to tailor their subject choices to suit their interests and future plans and provide them with a solid educational foundation.

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Who is the IDBP for?

The IB Diploma Programme is aimed at young people aged 16-19 who seek a demanding, yet rewarding, broad and balanced education based on the IB learner profile.

GIBS IBDP students will acquire two diplomas, the IBDP and the Austrian Standardisierte Reifeprüfung. The bilingual programme at GIBS starts in grade 5, the IB Diploma Programme is offered during the final years (in grades 11&12). IB preparation courses take place in grade 10, final exams in grade 12.

Admission

Admission to the IBDP is by selection. GIBS students apply in grade 9, two years prior to the start of the programme. International students can apply at any time and but have to sit a placement test in Mathematics and English. German (A, B or Ab Initio) is an obligatory subject.

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Admission Criteria

The programme is open to GIBS students and to incoming international students with the appropriate language and academic skills. Admission is based on Styrian residency, the evaluation of interview results, previous academic performance, and on the number of places available. Applicants are ranked by the admissions team and the head of school.

Financial Commitment

GIBS is a state-funded Austrian Gymnasium. To cover additional costs for the Diploma Programme, IB students are required to pay a contribution to the GIBS Support Association as well as pay the IBDP registration and exam fees and buy IB textbooks.

The Association of Central European IB Schools (ACES) represents and promotes the educational and public interests of IB member schools and their communities, ‘working together to support learning‘.
As a community we foster sharing among member schools and support professional development.

Contact

Ursula Schatz, IBDP coordinator ursula.schatz@gibs.at

Sonja Hermann, Deputy coordinator sonja.hermann@gibs.at

Imelda Görög, Head of GIBS imelda.goeroeg@gibs.at

Graz International Bilingual School

Georgigasse 85

8020 Graz +43 05 0248 021

www.gibs.at

The Association of Central European IB Schools (ACES) represents and promotes the educational and public interests of IB member schools and their communities, ‘working together to support learning‘.
As a community we foster sharing among member schools and support professional development.