Gyeonggi Suwon International School is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the IB Diploma Program. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy-a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that GSIS believes is important for our students.
As described in the IB organization's promotional literature:
The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students.for success at university and life beyond. The programme is normally 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.
At least three and not more than four subjects are taken at higher level (recommended 240 teaching hours), the others at standard level (150 teaching hours).
Students will develop an understanding of the IB learner profile. The ten aspirational qualities of the learner profile inspire and motivate the work of teachers, students and schools, providing a statement of the aims and values of the IB and a definition of what we mean by "internationalmindedness". IB learners strive to be inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and reflective.
For further information about the IBO and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.