Our DP team consists of our Head of High School and Diploma Programme Coordinator Colin Sinclair along with our DP Pastoral Coordinator Eva de la Casa.
Colin is an educator with 24 years of teaching and management experience after coming from the world of work. He has working internationally since 2012 and moved to head up the Diploma Programme at Bogaerts in 2018. As well as being an educator, Colin has many years of experience as an examiner with in-depth knowledge of the Diploma programme and uses this knowledge to great effect in leading Bogaerts Diploma Programme.
Eva has been working as an IB teacher for over 7 years and teaching Spanish for over 20 years. She is also the DP Student Progress Leader and Pastoral Care Coordinator. At BIS, we encourage our DP students to achieve their goals and realize their maximum potential. Eva works with students to promote positive attitudes and self-discipline, and she advocates for students facing challenges throughout their last two years of high school and the IB program.
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepare students for success at university and life beyond. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities as it prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society.
Students are required to study one subject from each of the five subject groups (Language & Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences and Mathematics), along with an arts subject from group 6, or a second subjects from groups 1 to 5. All DP students must choose three courses at Higher Level (HL) and three courses at Standard Level (SL).
Thus, curriculum in the MYP is developed with the learner and his or her needs and goals toward this development at its heart. The end result, we find, is a student who exemplifies the IB learner profile. This profile of personal qualities, rather than a narrow focus on subject and fact mastery, is what will make such a difference in a student’s future.
In addition to disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the Diploma Programme features three core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills: the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action, Service (CAS).
Choose 1 from each group**
You take 3 as HL & 3 as SL
*Can be taken as either a group 3 or 4 (SL only)
** Group 6 is optional – you can take a 2nd subject from group 2, 3 or 4
> Language A
> Language A SSST (SL)
> Language B
> Environment Systems and Societies*
> Environmental Systems and Societies*
> Analysis and approaches
> Applications and interpretations
> Visual Art
Mathematics: analysis and approaches
> Physical sciences
> Some economics
Mathematics: applications and interpretation
> Social sciences
> Natural sciences
> Some economics
TOK = Theory of Knowledge ‘How do we know what we know?'
EE = Extended Essay – in-depth independently researched essay of 4000 words on a subject of your choice.
CAS - See more – Creativity, Activity, Service.
> Need to fulfil CAS requirement to pass IB DP.
> Cannot receive an E in either TOK or EE.
CAS is at the heart of the Diploma Program. You will be involved in a range of activities beyond the academic classroom.
CAS enables you to enhance your personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning.
It provides a counterbalance to the academic pressures of the rest of the Diploma Program.
It provides a personal journey of self-discovery while being challenging and enjoyable.