IBDP Core at Westminster Academy
The appeal of the IB Diploma is based on the philosophy of the programme; foreign languages, international-mindedness and service learning are combined with a sustained focus on thinking skills, academic writing and subject specific rigour. It is a challenging programme, but each year we see our IB Diploma graduates leave WA as mature, resilient, knowledgeable, principled and capable individuals, well prepared for the challenges of studying at university
Students study six subjects to achieve a balanced curriculum. Three subjects are taken at higher level (HL) and the other three at standard level (SL). Higher Level subjects include a range of modules to allow students to study the course in more detail and develop more specialised knowledge. In addition, students study the IB Core, which provides a unique opportunity for students to broaden their skills and experience.
Students study the following three elements of the IBDP core:
Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) – developing as global citizens by learning new skills, living healthy lifestyles and contributing to the local community.
Theory of Knowledge – reflecting critically on different ways of knowing and areas of knowledge.
Extended Essay – completing an extended piece of research-based writing, developing academic writing skills in preparation for undergraduate study.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Westminster Academy directly.