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INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL IN ROME

Established as an International School in Rome for over 60 years, the Institut International Saint-Dominique of Rome offers a rigorous International Baccalaureate Program (IB) for students starting from Grade 10. The International Baccalaureate is a world reference in international education that prepares students for success in both their academic and personal lives. Experience a blend of stimulating academic pathways and cultural richness in one of the best IB schools in Rome. For a truly immersive international experience, enjoy campus life with the convenience of our brand new boarding school facilities.

THE BENEFITS OF THE ENGLISH INTERNATIONAL SECTION – IB

The language of the International Section is English and it is in this language that the majority of courses are delivered, however you can also study other languages at a very advanced level.

Small classes allow students to exchange and communicate very easily with each other but also with their teachers.

A diverse range of subjects, coupled with projects focused on solidarity, commitment, and leadership, allows students to cultivate and enhance a distinguished academic profile.

Interactive classes: IB students are actors in their learning and deploy with their teachers a personalized strategy adapted to the challenges they set themselves.

The development of critical thinking via the Theory of Knowledge (ToK), the acquisition of skills and research (Extended Essay) lead the student to effectively master the tools that will lead him to success in the Diploma Program exam.

A CAS coordinator (Creativity, Activity, Service) works with Diploma Program students as they take initiative to organize their CAS project, reflect on their progress and achieve their goals. An IB coordinator organizes, plans and supports the work of students and teachers to carry out a fulfilling orientation project.

THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM CURRICULUM

IB students, guided by their DP coordinator and an academic coach, must choose a subject from each of the first 5 groups, in order to broaden their knowledge and understanding in the following disciplines: language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences and math. Students must also choose either an arts subject from the Arts group or a second subject selected from the other subject groups. Diploma Program subjects can be taken at Standard Level (SL) or Higher Level (HL).

LE TRONC COMMUN IB

The Common Curriculum is designed to provide students with a broader educational experience and to encourage them to apply their knowledge and skills. It includes 3 components:

–> Theory of Knowledge (ToK),

–> Extended Essay (personal research with 4000 words written assignment)

–> Creativity, Action, Services (group project)

These core choices are subjects that broaden the student’s experience and develop practical and critical skills. In the ToK course, students use the method of focused inquiry to reflect on the nature of knowledge.

GRADE 10

ENGLISH (Writing, Reading, Listening and Literature)

7 hours per week

MATHEMATICS

6 hours per week

FRENCH A (Language, Literature, Writing, Reading, Listening)

4 hours per week

COMBINED SCIENCES

3 hours per week

HUMANITIES

2 hours per week

CORE (Research skills, Debate)

2 hours per week

COMMUNITY SERVICES

1 hour per week

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

1 hour per week

ARTS

1 hour per week

ITALIAN (Language and literature)

4 hours per week

GRADE 11 - DP1 & GRADE 12 - DP2

Students can perform multiple combinations of subjects. They should choose: 3 HL and 3 SL grade lessons.

GROUP 1: Studies in language and literature (Language A)

English: HL (6 hours per week), SL (4 hours per week) The school supports students to maintain their first language through the self taught courses

GROUP 2: Language acquisition (Language B)

French: HL (6 hours per week), SL (4 hours per week) Italian: HL (6 hours per week), SL (4 hours per week)

GROUP 3: Individuals & Societies

Business & Management: HL (6 hours per week), SL (4 hours per week) OR History: HL (6 hours per week), SL (4 hours per week). Geography: HL (6 hours per week), SL (4 hours per week)

GROUP 4: Sciences

Biology: HL (6 hours per week), SL (4 hours per week) Physics: HL (6 hours per week), SL (4 hours per week)

GROUP 5: Mathematics

Mathematics AA: HL (6 hours per week), SL (4 hours per week)