Akademickie Dwujęzyczne Liceum Oxford Secondary School in Bielsko-Biała is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
* Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). 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 of 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.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19. The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups from which students choose courses that can be studied at standard level (SL) or higher level (HL) (studies in language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, the arts) and the DP core (theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay (EE)). It is an international programme that takes two years to complete and develops both disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding and encourages students to become caring, inquiring, open-minded people who respect other cultures and viewpoints. At the end of the DP students take written examinations and individual oral assessment. The DP prepares students for higher education study and is recognized by the world’s leading universities.