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Diploma Programmes

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a rigorous, internationally recognised Diploma, which is accepted at universities world-wide. In addition to the IB Diploma, ISBerne offers an accredited U.S. High School Diploma.

Graduates of the IBDP receive both diplomas, however, students may opt to study for the ISBerne Diploma only which gives access to U.S. Universities.

The IB Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP), is a two-year diploma programme open to students aged 16-19. Upon successful completion of the programme, students are awarded the prestigious IB Diploma.

The IBDP is structured to enable students to develop into well-rounded adults through integrative, challenging, internationally focussed courses. It provides excellent preparation for future studies and is recognised at universities worldwide.

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Students study six subjects, three at higher level and three at standard level providing them with a broad, holistic education.

These include:

  • Languages: two
  • Individuals and Societies: one
  • Science: one
  • Mathematics: one
  • Arts: one

The real-life contexts of the Diploma Programme help students to further develop their academic skill set, preparing them for university courses, as well as their values and life skills.

The two-year Diploma Programme culminates in a two-week examination session at the end of the second year.

This Programme is based around the “Core” of:

Theory of Knowledge (TOK):

Students think about the nature of knowledge and reflect on the process of learning in all their subjects, looking for and understanding the connections between them.

Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS):

Allows students to find and follow their passions, helping them to maintain balance in their lives, care for others, develop their character and undertake challenging projects.

Extended Essay (EE):

Students undertake a piece of academic writing of up to 4000 words. The process will take them through a process called metacognition, where they will learn to understand how and why they make decisions during an academic piece of research.

These three core elements work together, the academic subjects, to help our students become capable, self-aware and international minded people with a strong sense of identity.

The chart below shows our average and most recent scores and the pass rate of our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students:

IB Diploma Statistical ResultsLast 5 YearsMay 2021
Number of full DP Students1919
Pass Rate92.8%100%
Average Total (out of 45)32.637
Highest Total (out of 45)39.642
Average Grade per Subject (out of 7)5.165.83

We invite you to learn more about the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme by visiting the International Baccalaureate Website.

The ISBerne High School Diploma

ISBerne offers a fully accredited U.S. High School Diploma as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The U.S. High School diploma qualifies graduates for U.S. Universities as well as some European higher education schools.

Less rigorous than the IB diploma, it is a welcome alternative for many of our students, particularly those planning to study in the U.S.A.

ISBerne is also an exam center for both the SAT and PSAT, so students planning to apply to universities in the U.S.A. may fulfil this application requirement at ISBerne.

Graduate Destinations

Upon completion of requirements, ISBerne graduates receive an ISBerne High School Diploma and, for students who chose the International Baccalaureate Programme, the prestigious IB Diploma (IBDP).

University and College Acceptances
ISBerne graduates are accepted at an impressive list of schools and colleges.

Click on the arrow below for a list of recent destinations…

United States of America

Destinations include:

  • Boston University
  • Fordham University
  • George Washington University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Northwestern University
  • Stanford University
  • New York University
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Michigan
  • Utah State University
  • Yale University

United Kingdom

Destinations include:

  • Bath University
  • Bristol University
  • Edinburgh University
  • Imperial College London
  • Kings College London
  • University College London
  • York University


Destinations include:

  • Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Webster University, Switzerland
  • VU Amsterdam University, Netherlands

ISBerne Online

We know that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to education. For those who can not attend our school or who desire a flexible schedule to accommodate other activities or needs, ISBerne Online is an excellent solution.

ISBerne Online is an affiliate distance-learning programme which is run separately from the ISBerne campus. Operated by iCademy Middle East using the K12 online curriculum for students in Middle and High School, successful completion of the programme results in the ISBerne Online High School Diploma, accredited by NEASC, and the option to participate in our on-campus graduation ceremony in June.

To learn more and enrol in ISBerne Online visit their site at


We are very pleased with the teachers in our son’s Diploma Program. The teachers are very committed to improving our son’s academic progress.

The International Baccalaureate teachers give above and beyond the level of excellent support for IB students with help during breaks and may extra hours to seek support and help. My child’s teachers have worked hard to help my child succeed.

ISBerne is perfect; everything works well!

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