The IB program at Lycée Condorcet

The IB program at Lycée Condorcet

 

Currently, Lycée Condorcet only offers the IB Diploma program (16-18 year old students), for Year 11 and 12 students.

Lycée Condorcet’s decision to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program represents an amazing opportunity for our students. 
The IB promotes intercultural understanding and respect, not as an alternative to a sense of cultural and national identity, but as an essential part of life in the 21st century. 

It is important to note that by offering the Diploma Program, the Lycée Condorcet is offering a second pathway and choice by which our students are able to enter tertiary study. 

Both the French Baccalaureate and IB are recognised as international qualifications. Some students find that the international emphasis which is central to the IB is perhaps more in line with their future plans. The primary requirement of the IB, namely that students study a broad range of six subjects, also offers a wide range of educational experiences. 

In addition to the academic subjects, students studying the IB also participate in a mandatory Community, Action and Service (CAS) program; engage in in-depth research in a 4,000 word essay (EE) about a topic area of their choice and they study an interdisciplinary, philosophical subject called Theory of Knowledge (TOK). 

In preparation for teaching an IB subject, teachers must attend at least one three-day intensive workshop.