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.

 

Upcoming Events

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 

 

Friday 1st to Monday 4th February
Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 1
 

Sunday 3rd February
Term 2 ASAs Begin
 

Sunday 3rd to Thursday 7th February
 IEP Mid-Year Reviews
 

Sunday 3rd to Monday 11th February
DP11 Mid-Year Assessments

 

Monday 4th to Thursday 7th February
 Y8 Global Perspectives Trip

 

Wednesday 6th February

 Y9-10 IG DT Fab Lab Visit

 

Friday 8th to Saturday 9th February

IA Practice Exhibition

 

Friday 8th to Monday 11th February

Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 2

 

Sunday 10th February

Peri Showcase – 1.30pm

Wednesday 13th February

Y/G 7-8 Spring Social, Y8 Global Perspectives Enterprise Event

 

Thursday 14th February

Y10-12/DP12 Term 2 Reports Issued

 

Sunday 17th February

Y7-9 Focus Week, Y10-12/DP12 Student Progress Mtgs (Parents)

 

Sunday 17th February

FS2 Production Technical Rehearsal

 

Monday 18th February

Y1/Y2 Sports Days, FS2 Production Dress Rehearsal

 

Tuesday 19th February

Y3/Y4 Sports Days

 

Wednesday 20th February

Y5/Y6 Sports Days, FS2 Production -12.30pm

 

Thursday 21st February

Graduation Gown Fitting

 

Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th February

G7-8 Week Without Walls  

 

Monday 25th February

All US Section Course Selections Due

 

Wednesday 27th to Sunday 3rd March

Senior Trip

 

Thursday 28th February

FS2/FS1 Sports Days

 

Thursday 28th to Tuesday 5th March

IA Expedition to Cyprus