News from the IGS

17 Jan 2020

Coffee with us

For the fifth time this academic year, the event Coffee with Us took place on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020. On these occasions, various sections of the IGS invite parents for thematic conversations between parents and teachers in an informal setting.
After the U6 section started the year off, and the elementary school and secondary school then presented their topics for informal discussions, the IB coordinator, Ms. Barnickel next invited parents to an informative discussion.
In the shade of the trees in front of Villa E, we met up for coffee and cookies to learn about the special features of the IB diploma programme. The diploma programme comprises grades 11 and 12 and, after successful completion, leads to the awarding of the IB Diploma, an internationally recognized university entrance qualification awarded by the Geneva-based, non-profit International Baccalaureate Organization.
Topics that particularly interested the parents present were the IB philosophy, the optimal preparation for universities through the IB Core Programme, as well as the choice of subjects, and the recognition of the degree in Germany, but also in other countries. It was exciting to learn that the diploma programme focuses on the individual learners and that the course selection reflects the future career aspirations of the students. The IB’s strength was also noted in adapting to local conditions and in meeting the needs of the school community.
Many thanks to all parents who contributed to a lively exchange with their specific questions.
The IGS intends to introduce the IB diploma programme from the 2020/21 school year.