IB Assessment

IB students study six main subjects of the possible selected thematic areas, with three subjects studied at an advanced level (courses of 240 hours of learning) and the remaining three at a standard level (courses of 150 hours of learning).

The three additional requirements prescribed by the IB are presented below:

  • Extended Essay.- The extended essay provides students with the opportunity to research a topic of interest and allows familiarity with the techniques of independent research and composition skills required in college.
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK). - The interdisciplinary TOK course is designed for students to deepen their exploration of the nature of knowledge, internalized in other disciplines, which also helps them to appreciate different cultural perspectives.
  • Creativity, Action and Service (CAS).- Participation in the CAS program encourages students to engage in artistic fields, sports and community service, thus fostering students’ awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic area.The IB requires 200 hours of CAS. CAS opportunities at AIS/B include a series of events such as the walk for humanity (marathon to raise funds) which is conducted annually. Those funds are earmarked for the benefit of the organizations to which the AIS/B provides community service (hyperlink to Human Rights and Community Service). Other school activities include the yearbook, school newspaper, student government, and special events production, including theater, holiday celebrations, art exhibitions as well as "teaching assistants" or teaching assistantship at the primary level courses and tutoring, human rights projects (hyperlink to Human Rights and Community Service) and sports (hyperlink to Sports).