The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) at Berlin Cosmopolitan School prepares our students for an interconnected, globalized world, by emphasizing international-mindedness, critical and creative thinking, communication, research, social and self-management skills.
It is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education that prepares students for success in post-secondary education and life beyond. The programme is taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. Students study six courses: three at higher level and three at standard level, ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences, the arts and mathematics. In addition, the programme has three core requirements (the extended essay, theory of knowledge and the Creativity, Action, and Service Programme) that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding.
The IB pedagogical approach to teaching is inquiry-based, focused on conceptual understanding, developed in local and global contexts, focused on effective teamwork and collaboration, differentiated to meet the needs of all learners and informed by assessment. To encourage international-mindedness, the attributes of the IB Learner Profile are promoted throughout the programme.
Students take written examinations at the end of the programme, which are marked by external IB examiners and acknowledged by universities around the globe.