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

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).

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

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.


Upcoming Events

MUN St Petersburg
Saturday 10th to Saturday 17th March 2018

Summer Uniform Changeover Begins
Sunday 11th March 2018

Secondary Production of Evita
Sunday 11th and Monday 12th March 2018

BSME Conference in Oman
Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th March 2018

Graduation Gown Fitting
Tuesday 13th March 2018

International Pi Day
Wednesday 14th March 2018

Y8 ToTAL Celebration
Wednesday 14th March 2018

Y6 Parent Info Session - Cyprus @ 2.45pm
Sunday 18th March 2018

Summer Uniform Begins
Sunday 18th March 2018

Primary Reports Issued
Monday 19th March 2018

Sec Peri Showcase Rehearsal
Tuesday 20th March 2018

24hr Run for Egypt
Wednesday 21st March 2018

FS1 Mother’s Day Celebration
Wednesday 21st March 2018

Worker's Lunch
Saturday 24th March 2018

Term 2 ASAs end this week
Sunday 25th March 2018

G7-8 WWW
Sunday 25th to Thursday 29th March 2018

Y6 Cyprus Trip (1 of 3)
Monday 26th to Friday 30th March 2018

Y7-9 and DP11 Reports Issued
Wednesday 28th March 2018

NHS/NJHS Coptic Cairo Teacher Tours
Saturday 31st March 2018