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IB or GERMAN CURRICULUM?

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IB World School
Advantages IB Curriculum

IB World School

Advantages IB Curriculum

Advantages IB Curriculum

  • An international curriculum that provides continuity for families that are constantly on the move.
  • It provides greater breadth of knowledge by exposing students to subjects from a wide range of disciplines.
  • Promotes independent and critical thinking through an inquiry-based learning approach that also equips students with research skills.
  • Emphasises social responsibility in students through its unique Creative, Action and Service (CAS) component that requires students to be involved in extra-curricular activities and the community.
Excellent German School Abroad
Advantages German Curriculum

Excellent German School Abroad

Advantages German Curriculum

Advantages German Curriculum

  • Gives students an edge when it comes to enrolling in top German universities where tertiary education is more affordable.
  • The possibility of being streamed into three different academic tracks (Gymnasium, Realschule, Hauptschule) based on capabilities and needs.
  • Offers greater depth of study by allowing students to be more focused on their choice of academic disciplines.

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IB CURRICULUM

ABOUT

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. The programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world. There are more than 1,228,000 IB students at 3,915 schools in 147 countries (IB Website). In our IB Curriculum stream, students are educated in English following the three International Baccalaureate Programmes.

THREE IB PROGRAMMES

Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Middle Years Programme (MYP)​
IB Diploma Programme

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.

Middle Years Programme (MYP)​

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasises intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement - essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.

IB Diploma Programme


The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

RESULTS

The IB graduates from GESS constantly achieve results that exceed the average scores and are admitted to reputable universities around the world. This is also exemplified in GESS being accredited as a member of the prestigious Council of International Schools (CIS).


GERMAN CURRICULUM

ABOUT

Established in 1971, our German Curriculum stream offers all German school leaving certificates, following an accredited German school curriculum.

PROGRAMMES

Primary School
Middle School
High School

Primary School

The German Primary School at GESS is the place where the foundations of learning are built and is aimed at students aged 6 to 10 years. The current curriculum is based on the Thuringian education plan.

Middle School

The basic principle of the Middle School model is to make the educational process as open and flexible as possible. Therefore, it is only at the end of Grade 8 that students are streamed into three different pathways - Hauptschule, Realschule and Gymnasium.

High School

Three-year-programme leading to the "Deutsche Internationale Abiturprüfung" that is recognised worldwide. Differentiated, skills-based curriculum available for students on the 'Realschul' track.

RESULTS

As one of the first “Excellent German Schools Abroad”, we are proud that our students who take the Grade 10 exam (Mittlere Reife) and the Grade 12 exam (Abitur) regularly achieve outstanding results and are able to reintegrate into the German system smoothly and successfully upon their return.