International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Section


 

 



Note to parents and prospective parents - IB Section Curriculum Unit Plans :

If you would like to view IBDP subject unit plans, please contact Ms Sheehan (Assistant Head, IBDP Coordinator) by email or telephone.
Thank you
ssheehan@mescairo.com
 

IBDP Options Booklet 2019-2021
DP Results May 2017
IB CAS Residential 2017-18
IBDP News December 2017
MEIBA and IB Jobalike at MES Cairo
Why IB G10 Assembly (Video by student)
IBDP Options Booklet 2018-2020
IBDP Preliminary Options Form 2018-2020
IBDP News (May 2017)
MES Cairo’s IBDP Brochure
IBDP Introductory Experience (November 2016)
IBDP Celebrating Success
IBDP Open Day and News November 2015-2016
CAS Trip November 2015
DP Choir and News 2015-2016
DP Scholarship Winner 2015-2016
IBDP Results Summer 2015-2016
Senior Mentors 2015-2016
Video : CAS Trip to Aswan (student)
Video : What is International Mindedness (MES students)
Video : Why IB at MES



 

In August 2006 MES Cairo completed a two-year authorisation process leading to the certification and establishment of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

The IB Diploma programme offers a rigorous, academic course which is broad, balanced and exciting. Students design their personal course of study by choosing six subjects from each of the subject groups: Language, Humanities, Mathematics, Science and the Arts.

For the 2016/2017 academic year, MES Cairo is offering students in DP11 the following subjects (subject to viability). Students choose one subject from each block, ensuring that they have a minimum of 3 Higher Level (HL courses).

BLOCK A BLOCK B BLOCK C BLOCK D BLOCK E BLOCK F
English A HL French B SL Business and Management HL Physics HL Maths HL Visual Arts HL
English A SL French AB Business and Management SL Physics SL Maths SL Visual Arts SL
Arabic A HL Arabic B HL Economics HL Biology HL Maths Studies SL Theatre Arts HL
Arabic A SL Arabic B SL Economics SL Biology SL Theatre Arts SL
Self-taught Language A SL Spanish ab initio SL Geography SL   Chemistry HL
Spanish B SL Geography HL Chemistry SL
  English B HL Psychology SL   History HL
  English B SL Psychology HL   History SL
           
           
In addition to their six subjects, students are required to complete three core requirements which aim to develop the IB Diploma student as an independent thinker and learner:
  • TOK (Theory of Knowledge)
  • CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service)
  • Extended Essay of 4,000 words on a topic of the students' choice
All subjects are taught by well qualified teachers who embrace the educational philosophies of the IB Diploma programme in their planning, teaching and assessment approaches. All assessment is completed at MES Cairo with some marked by our teachers and then moderated by the IBO and other components sent away for external marking
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The IB Diploma programme teaches students to think beyond the classroom and into the international community. As our students are destined for top-level careers in multi-national organisations it is important for them to have a sense of who they are in the world that they are a part of. Furthermore, the IB Diploma programme encourages students to develop maturity of thought and ideas, the calibre of which is well recognised by top universities here in Cairo and around the world.

Admission to the IB Diploma programme is determined by a thorough review of previous school records and interview.

 

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Coptic Christmas

Tuesday 8th January
First Day of Term Two

Tuesday 8th to Monday 21st January
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US Secondary Elective Exams

Tuesday 15th January
Primary Student Progress Meetings with Parents

Wednesday 16th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Orienteering Trip 1

Thursday 17th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Orienteering Trip 2

Sunday 20th January
Y5 Trip Parents’ Meeting
Sunday 20th January
G8-10 IGP Assembly

Sunday 20th January
G9-12 Exam Assembly

Monday 21st to Thursday 31st January
G8-11 IGP Meetings

Wednesday 23rd January
Y/G8 Secondary Pioneers Service Trip – 10.00am

Wednesday 23rd January
G7-8 Transition Assembly for Parents – 1.45-3.00pm

Thursday 24th January
Y/G7 Secondary Pioneers Service Trip – 10.00am

Sunday 27th January
G9-12 Study Day

Sunday 27th January
Whole School e-Safety Focus Fortnight

Monday 28th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Carousel Day 1

Tuesday 29th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Carousel Day 2

Monday 28th January to Sunday 3rd February
G9-12 Mid-Year Exams

Tuesday 29th January
Y5 Concert Technical Rehearsal – 9.30am

Wednesday 30th January
Y5 Concert Dress Rehearsal – 9.30am

Thursday 31st January
Y9 Target Setting Day