This is the online directory with the main schools in Germany that offer
an Education in English. The programmes vary from the International Baccalaureate
(I.B.) programme, which includes PYP, MYP and Diploma to the British GCSE
and GCE examination systems. All schools are required to satisfy the requirements
of the German national system.
The International Baccalaureate Organizations Diploma Programme was
created in 1968. It is a demanding pre-university course of study that
leads to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated secondary school
students aged 16 to 19. The programme has earned a reputation for rigorous
assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the worlds leading
universities. The Diploma Programmes grading system is criterion-referenced,
which means that each students performance is measured against well-defined
levels of achievement. These are consistent from one examination session
to the next and are applied equally to all schools.The IBO has shown,
over the course of 30 years, that students are well prepared for university
work. They are accepted by universities in more than 110 countries.
IB Diploma and German University Entrance
1. An International Baccalaureate Diploma/Diplome du Baccalaureat International
issued in accordance with the regulations of the "International Baccalaureate
Organization/Office du Baccalaureat International" shall be recognized
as valid for university admission, if it has been obtained after attending
at least twelve years of full-time education, and if the following requirements
a) The six examination subjects taken for the "International Baccalaureate
Diploma/Diplome du Baccalaureat International" (IB) must conform
to IB conditions:
- two languages (one of which at least must be a foreign language studied
uninterruptedly as "Language A"),
- one natural science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics),
- Mathematics (Mathematical Methods or Mathematics HL or Further Mathematics
together with Mathematics HL),
- One social science subject (History, Geography, Economics).
The sixth compulsory subject may be one of the above or one of the following
subjects recognized by the IB:
- Art/Design, Music 1, Theatre Arts; another modern foreign language;
Latin, Classical Greek; General Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Environmental
Systems, Computer Science, Design Technology; Philosophy, Psychology,
Social Anthropology, Business and Organization 2.
b) One of the three subjects, apart from the continuously studied Language
A, to be taken at higher level for the "International Baccalaureate
Diploma/Diplome du Baccalaureat International", must be Mathematics
or a Natural Science subject such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
c) All subjects must have been taken uninterruptedly up to the end of
the school career.
d) Candidates must earn a minimum IB Grade of 4 on the six compulsory
Where an IB grade of 3 is awarded in one subject only, it is possible
to compensate for this if another subject taken at the same level has
been awarded at least an IB Grade 5, and an total of 24 points has been
e) German diploma holders who have elected to take German as one of the
two compulsory languages must state this to be "Language A"
(A1 or A2). In either case, German diploma holders must supply proof of
having studied a second foreign language in addition to the required continued
study of the foreign language (A1 or A2) for at least four years during
their school careers.
German diploma holders, who have attended a school abroad not providing
German courses, must supply proof of competence in German before being
accepted for higher studies; such details are defined by the regulations
in force in the relevant Federal State.
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