International Baccalaureate

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What distinguishes the IB programme?

IB programme

Skills useful in further education

Through numerous essays, the IB programme teaches research writing skills, and thus critical thinking, use of sources and many other useful skills for university.

Learning in action

There is more practical experience and learning in the form of laboratories, experiments or carrying out research in the IB programme than in the standard Polish programme.

A lot of effort and commitment

In the IB, you will find hard-working, persistent and motivated learners. There is a lot of learning and projects to complete, which requires some sacrifices from the students.

Personal development

The IB programme enables you to develop academically by choosing from a wide range of subjects. In addition to standard lessons, it also supports fulfilment through creative, physical and social activities.

Facilitated admission to study abroad

Many IB students choose to study abroad. With an international degree it is often easier, and the specifics of the IB programme focus on preparing for life in a global society.

Diploma Programme: International Baccalaureate

The Diploma Programme covers the last two years of high school. The two years preceding the DP IB are known as pre-IB, which is designed to prepare students for the DP IB.

What makes up the IB programme?

The IB curriculum consists of three key elements, known as core, and six subject groups.

The three core elements of the Diploma Programme provide unique challenges to broaden the scope of students' education.

Six subject groups

Diplomma Programme students choose 6 subjects from the groups specified in the programme:

Studies in Language and Literature

Language Acquisition

Individuals and Societies



The Arts

Each subject group consists of different subjects at standard and higher level.

As a general rule, a student chooses one subject from each group. However, there is an exception, namely the possibility to choose an additional course from the sciences, individuals and societies or languages groups when dropping a subject from the arts group.

In total, students take six subjects – three (or four) at Higher Level (HL) and the remaining three (or two) at Standard Level (SL).

An example illustrating a possible selection of items:

Studies in Language and Literature

Language A: literature HL

Language Acquisition

Language B SL

Individuals and Societies

Psychology HL


Biology HL, Chemistry SL


Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL

The Arts


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What does the assessment system look like in the IB programme?

45 points on the graduate diploma

The IB system is based on diverse forms of assessment such as examinations, written work (including Internal Assessment), projects, presentations and examinations that test both students’ knowledge and skills. Its international nature aims to provide a uniform standard across the world. The IB promotes students’ reflection on their own learning and holistically supports young people’s development with an emphasis on critical thinking, communication and collaboration.

On the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma, credits are awarded on the basis of performance in six subjects. Each of these subjects is assessed at a maximum of 7 points, giving a total of 42 points.

In addition to the subjects chosen by the student from the six subject groups, graduates also earn a maximum of three points for the two core elements of the IB programme: TOK and EE (table opposite). Activities undertaken as part of the CAS are not assessed, but their completion and proper documentation is a prerequisite for the IB Diploma.

45 is therefore the maximum number of points to be scored:

42 for subjects (6×7 points) and 3 points for core (TOK and EE combined)

In order to receive an IB diploma, students still have to fulfil several important conditions, the most basic of which are: passing all three core elements as well as all subjects and achieving a minimum total score (24 points).

But what exactly do you get points for?

20% of the grade is the score on the Internal Assessment, which in the case of science subjects is a written paper (research essay).

80% of the grade is External Assessment, i.e. the result of 3 (in the case of some subjects 2) final examinations so-called papers which are the equivalent of the Polish matura exam.

We know the IB International Baccalaureate programme inside out

IB tutoring is a way to systematise your knowledge, gain confidence, achieve high exam results and grades on your certificate. Our classes are conducted in accordance with the requirements and expectations of the IB International Baccalaureate programme. During them, teachers help you to create projects, pass labs, write extended essays and support you in understanding the current material in the subject.

You may be wondering:

What are the requirements for the IB International Baccalaureate?

Is the IB International Baccalaureate programme internationally recognised?

Jakie są korzyści z ukończenia programu Matury Międzynarodowej IB?

What subjects are offered in the IB International Baccalaureate programme?

Is the IB International Baccalaureate programme difficult?

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