BHS IB Information Session On November 7

November 4, 2016

Bermuda High School [BHS] is inviting the public to find out more about the International Baccalaureate [IB] programme at an information evening on Monday, November 7 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm in the Queen Elizabeth Assembly Hall.

BHS was the first authorised IB World School in Bermuda, and is celebrating 15 years of being an IB school. Since the beginning, students have achieved excellent results year after year, with 100% of graduates going on to tertiary education around the world.

A spokesperson said, “The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepare students for success at university and life beyond. The programme is usually taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

“IB Diploma Programme students study six courses at higher level or standard level. Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 1 to 5.

“Subjects students can choose from include: English, French, Spanish, Mandarin [online], Latin, Business Management, Economics, Geography, Global Politics, History, ITGS, Psychology, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Systems & Societies, Mathematics [Higher or Standard] or Maths Studies, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts.

“In addition, the programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding.”

IB Info Evening Bermuda Nov 2016

“The extended essay is a requirement for students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying.

“Theory of knowledge is a course designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing [perception, emotion, language and reason] and different kinds of knowledge [scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical].

“Creativity, Action, Service [CAS] requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom. Students can combine all three components or do activities related to each one of them separately. This is a great way for the students to give back to the school and the local community.

“This course load is very similar to what students will undertake at university, so the IB at BHS really prepares them to learn good study skills and a work ethic that will prepare them for independent study after they leave BHS.

“An all girls’ school until Grade 11, BHS welcomes young men into the 2 year IB programme. By this point, our girls are poised and confident and able to speak up and stand out. The young men joining the IB programme will be pushed to focus, work hard and set goals; all essential skills for university.

“Boys at BHS get involved actively in school life; there is an impressive gym facility and the boys have access to football coaching and other sports. In the IB, sports isn’t a compulsory part of the curriculum, so students have to take the initiative and find what interests them, similar to life in college.

“Many students are involved in various community sports teams, and they can start teams at school if they wish – football, basketball, volleyball, and a climbing club for example.”

For more information on the IB programme at BHS, contact Kate Ross, Head of IB & IB Coordinator on 278-3016 or at

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