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IB Diploma (Dual Qualification)

School statistics May 2019

Highest diploma points awarded to a candidate: 36

Average points obtained: 31


School statistics May 2018

Highest diploma points awarded to a candidate: 37

Average points obtained: 34


School statistics May 2017

Highest diploma points awarded to a candidate: 37

Average points obtained: 31


School statistics May 2016

Highest diploma points awarded to a candidate: 41

Average points obtained: 34


Dual Qualification at the German School London

We believe that a rigorous preparation for university studies, with a clear focus on time management, research skills and thorough academic competences permits each student to accept and meet the challenges of a university education.


In addition to the German Abitur, the International Baccalaureate diploma programme offers our students an additional entrance qualification for university studies and an opportunity to become competent, committed, and responsible individuals and open-minded learners.


In general, students completing year 10 are eligible to apply to the IB diploma or course candidate programme; nevertheless, a student’s academic standing and promise will be considered and determine final enrolment.


Please consider the following standards when enrolling in the IB programme:

  • IB learner profile aims to develop learners who are inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective
  • Good current academic standing (especially in Higher Level courses)
  • Academic potential and promise based on academic history
  • Commitment (e.g. two-year programme, enrolment is binding, completion of Abitur and IB relevant assignments)
  • Stamina (e.g. Extended Essay, independent study, IB exams in May, completion of CAS requirements)

Students are obliged to complete three higher level and three standard level courses in order to pass the requirements of the IB diploma programme in the fields of language studies, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences and the arts. 

Further requirements set by the IB diploma programme are:

  • Theory of knowledge: a critical reflection on the nature of truth and knowledge, including an essay based on a choice of 10 titles provided by the IBO.
  • CAS (creativity, activity, service): Regular commitment over a 18month period plus reflective statements plus portfolio
  • Extended essay: a research paper of up to 4000 words supervised by an academic advisor, allowing the student to investigate a topic of special interest, improve writing skills, and develop independent research skills.