International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Section


 

 



Note to parents and prospective parents - IB Section Curriculum Unit Plans :

If you would like to view IBDP subject unit plans, please contact Ms Sheehan (Assistant Head, IBDP Coordinator) by email or telephone.
Thank you
ssheehan@mescairo.com
 

DP Results May 2017
IB CAS Residential 2017-18
IBDP News December 2017
MEIBA and IB Jobalike at MES Cairo
Why IB G10 Assembly (Video by student)
IBDP Options Booklet 2018-2020
IBDP Preliminary Options Form 2018-2020
IBDP News (May 2017)
MES Cairo’s IBDP Brochure
IBDP Introductory Experience (November 2016)
IBDP Celebrating Success
IBDP Open Day and News November 2015-2016
CAS Trip November 2015
DP Choir and News 2015-2016
DP Scholarship Winner 2015-2016
IBDP Results Summer 2015-2016
Senior Mentors 2015-2016
Video : CAS Trip to Aswan (student)
Video : What is International Mindedness (MES students)
Video : Why IB at MES



 

In August 2006 MES Cairo completed a two-year authorisation process leading to the certification and establishment of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

The IB Diploma programme offers a rigorous, academic course which is broad, balanced and exciting. Students design their personal course of study by choosing six subjects from each of the subject groups: Language, Humanities, Mathematics, Science and the Arts.

For the 2016/2017 academic year, MES Cairo is offering students in DP11 the following subjects (subject to viability). Students choose one subject from each block, ensuring that they have a minimum of 3 Higher Level (HL courses).

BLOCK A BLOCK B BLOCK C BLOCK D BLOCK E BLOCK F
English A HL French B SL Business and Management HL Physics HL Maths HL Visual Arts HL
English A SL French AB Business and Management SL Physics SL Maths SL Visual Arts SL
Arabic A HL Arabic B HL Economics HL Biology HL Maths Studies SL Theatre Arts HL
Arabic A SL Arabic B SL Economics SL Biology SL Theatre Arts SL
Self-taught Language A SL Spanish ab initio SL Geography SL   Chemistry HL
Spanish B SL Geography HL Chemistry SL
  English B HL Psychology SL   History HL
  English B SL Psychology HL   History SL
           
           
In addition to their six subjects, students are required to complete three core requirements which aim to develop the IB Diploma student as an independent thinker and learner:
  • TOK (Theory of Knowledge)
  • CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service)
  • Extended Essay of 4,000 words on a topic of the students' choice
All subjects are taught by well qualified teachers who embrace the educational philosophies of the IB Diploma programme in their planning, teaching and assessment approaches. All assessment is completed at MES Cairo with some marked by our teachers and then moderated by the IBO and other components sent away for external marking
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The IB Diploma programme teaches students to think beyond the classroom and into the international community. As our students are destined for top-level careers in multi-national organisations it is important for them to have a sense of who they are in the world that they are a part of. Furthermore, the IB Diploma programme encourages students to develop maturity of thought and ideas, the calibre of which is well recognised by top universities here in Cairo and around the world.

Admission to the IB Diploma programme is determined by a thorough review of previous school records and interview.

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday 28th October 2018 to Thursday 1st November 2018
WINTER UNIFORM CHANGEOVER PERIOD

Tuesday 30th October 2018
Y/G 7-8 Halloween Social – 6.00-8.00pm

Tuesday 30th October 2018
DP12 to AUC – 8.30am-2.00pm

Wednesday 31st October 2018
Y8 Plan for Grad Event

Thursday 1st November 2018
Senior Dinner

Thursday 1st November 2018 to Saturday 3 November 2018
Secondary Pioneers Leadership Retreat

Sunday 4th November 2018 to Thursday 8th November 2018
FS1 Siblings Assessments

Sunday 4th November 2018 to Thursday 8th November 2018
Y4 CATS

Friday 9th November 2018 to Saturday 10th November 2018
IA Bronze Practice

Sunday 11th November 2018
Remembrance Day Event

Sunday 11th November 2018 to Thursday 15th November 2018
Y2 CATS

Sunday 11th November 2018 to Thursday 15th November 2018
MUN Trip to Suldzol

Tuesday 13th November 2018
Y8 Industry Day

Tuesday 13th November 2018
G8-9 MAP Parent Sessions

Thursday 15th November 2018
G/Y/DP11-12 Art Trip

Thursday 15th November 2018 to Saturday 17th November 2018
BSME U15 Games in Abu Dhabi

Sunday 18th November 2018 to Wednesday 21st November 2018
Y8 Plan for Grad Consultations

Sunday 18th November 2018
IBDP Job-Alike Event – 3.00-5.00pm

Monday 19th November 2018
Y6 Production

Tuesday 20th November 2018
SCHOOL CLOSED - Prophet Mohamed’s Birthday

Thursday 22nd November 2018
SCHOOL CLOSED – American Thanksgiving

Monday 25th November 2018
Y8 IGCSE Options Exhibition - 2.00-4.15pm

Monday 25th November 2018 to Thursday 6th December 2018
FS1 Assessments (non-siblings)

Monday 25th November 2018 to Thursday 6th December 2018
Primary Class Photos

Tuesday 26th November 2018
Peri Showcase

Wednesday 27th November 2018
IBDP Parent Information Session - 3.00-4.30pm

Thursday 28th November 2018
G7 Parents’ MAP Session – 3.00-4.00pm