Grade 7-12

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Students in grades 7 and 8, continue with the IPS core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language acquisition (Arabic Language or French), Health and Physical Education. In addition, Saudi History and Geography as well as Islamic Studies or Culture are taught as per Ministry requirements.  Students take exploratory subjects (one trimester each of Art, Computers, or STEM. In addition, English and Math SAT sessions are provided as a way for interested student to begin early preparation for these examinations.

The curriculum emphasizes the IB learner profile attributes: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, and Reflective.

An IPS graduate must meet the following requirements:

Course area

Total credits

Credits per year

English

4

1 credit per HS year  

Language acquisition

All students MUST take Arabic, regardless of nationality

4

1 credit per HS year,  a minimum of 2 consecutive years in the same language

Social Studies

4

1 credit per HS year

Science

4

1 credit per HS year

Mathematics

4

1 credit per HS year

Electives

Assigned electives and students’ choice of one year-long elective

4

  • For 2018 graduates: 4 credits (1 credit per HS year)

  • For 2019+ graduates: 2 credits (1 credit in grades 9 and 10 each)

Health & Physical Education

  • For 2018 graduates: 1 credit (0.25 credit per HS year)

  • For 2019+ graduates: ½ credit (0.25 credit in grades 9 and 10)

Saudi History/Geography

1

0.25 credit per HS year

Islamic Studies / Culture

  • Islamic Studies is required of Muslim students

  • Islamic Culture is required of non-Muslim students

2

0.5 credit per HS year

 

Starting with the 2019 graduating class:

    1. Theory of Knowledge (TOK) - 1 credits (0.5 credit in grades 11 and 12)

    2. Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS):  150 hours total in grades 11 and 12; individually modified program for non-Diploma students as decided by the IB Coordinator and Administration.

    3. Extended Essay:  2500 - 4000 words essay in grades 11 and 12; individually modified program for non-Diploma students as decided by the IB Coordinator and Administration.

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