IB Core Requirements

  • Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies.  Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Activity seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity.  Service with the community offers a vehicle for a new learning with academic value. The three strands of CaS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning.  CAS enables journeys of self-discovery.

    Theory of Knowledge (TOK) develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines.  In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.

     Extended Essay (EE) is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper. The extended essay is mandatory for all students. The extended essay provides a practical preparation for undergraduate research as well as an opportunity for students to investigate a topic of special interest to them.  Students develop skills in: formulating a research question, engaging in a personal exploration of the topic, communicating ideas and developing an argument.