Grades 6-8 see a continuation of the programme established in primary, with the exception that subject specialists are introduced for all subjects. Students continue to present their work at the end of each unit in the form of unit presentations and assessments are taken in all subjects every nine weeks.
In grades 9-10, students pursue a two-year course (DP prep), which represents a preparation course for the Diploma Programme. The programme of study is a combination of DP ‘taster’ courses in social sciences, combined with preparatory work in all other subjects, in addition to an introductory course to Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and research skills. The courses are demanding, yet rewarding and incorporate many of the elements that students will encounter in the Diploma Programme. The nature of the grades 9-10 courses means that Evo students can keep elements of their lower secondary learning experience whilst being thoroughly prepared for the DP in grades 11-12.
Evolution International School is an authorized school* for the Diploma Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.
* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the Diploma Programme (DP).
What the DP offers students
Through the DP, schools are able to develop students who:
Have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge
Flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
Study at least two languages
Excel in traditional academic subjects
Explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course (TOK).
For its first year of DP the school is offering the following subjects:
Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
English language and literature (SL/HL)
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Arabic B (SL/HL)
French B (SL/HL)
French ab initio* (SL)
German ab initio* (SL)
*Language ab initio is a language acquisition course for students with no prior experience of the target language, or for those students with very limited previous experience.
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
Business Management (SL/HL)
Information technology in a global society (2023)/ Digital Society (2024) (SL/HL)
Group 4: Sciences
Group 5: Mathematics
Mathematics: Application and Interpretations (SL)
Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (HL)
Group 6: The Arts
In the future the school is considering offering more subjects to fulfil the learning needs of its growing student body.
Based on the interests of our current student body, the school is considering offering some of the following subjects: Economics, Global Politics and History along with the current subject offerings.