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

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).

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

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

Tuesday 18th September 2018
Year 2 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Tuesday 18th September 2018
Year 6 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Tuesday 18th September 2018
Year 7 Global Perspectives Impact Day

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Year 1 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Year 5 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Primary Pioneers Information Session for Parents

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Grade 7/Grade 8 Skill Building Trip

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Year/Grade/IBDP11-12 University Assembly with Parents – 2.00pm

Thursday 20th September 2018
Year 4 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Thursday 20th September 2018
Grade 9 Transition Event

Thursday 20th September 2018
Last Day for all Secondary Option Changes

Sunday 23rd September 2018
FS2 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Sunday 23rd September 2018
Year 3 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Sunday 23rd September 2018 to Wednesday 3rd October 2018
IEP Reviews

Sunday 23rd September 2018 to Thursday 4th October 2018
Year 7-9 Individual Transition Meetings

Monday 24th September 2018
FS1 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Monday 24th September 2018
Grade 9 Back to School Event - 3.00-5.00pm

Wednesday 26th September 2018
Grade 7 Back to School Event - 3.00-5.00pm

Wednesday 26th September 2018
G/Y/DP12 Uni Assembly

Friday 28th September 2018
IA Bronze Practice Walk

Saturday 29th September 2018
Secondary Pioneers Trip

Sunday 30th September 2018
T1 ASAs Begin

Sunday 30th September 2018
Grade 8 Back to School Event - 3.00-5.00pm