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In August 2006 MES Cairo completed a two-year authorisation process leading to the certification and establishment of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

The IB Diploma programme offers a rigorous, academic course which is broad, balanced and exciting. Students design their personal course of study by choosing six subjects from each of the subject groups: Language, Humanities, Mathematics, Science and the Arts.

For the 2014/2015 academic year, MES Cairo is offering students in DP11 the following subjects (subject to viability). Students choose one subject from each block, ensuring that they have a minimum of 3 Higher Level (HL courses).

BLOCK A BLOCK B BLOCK C BLOCK D BLOCK E BLOCK F
English A HL French B SL History HL Physics HL Maths HL Visual Arts HL
English A SL Arabic B HL History SL Physics SL Maths SL Visual Arts SL
Arabic A HL Arabic B SL Business and Management HL Biology HL Maths Studies SL Theatre Arts HL
Arabic A SL Spanish ab initio SL Business and Management SL Biology SL Theatre Arts SL
Self-taught Language A SL Spanish B SL   Chemistry HL
English B HL Chemistry SL
  English B SL   Economics HL
        Economics SL
In addition to their six subjects, students are required to complete three core requirements which aim to develop the IB Diploma student as an independent thinker and learner:
  • TOK (Theory of Knowledge)
  • CAS (Creativity, Action, Service)
  • Extended Essay of 4,000 words on a topic of the students' choice
All subjects are taught by well qualified teachers who embrace the educational philosophies of the IB Diploma programme in their planning, teaching and assessment approaches. All assessment is completed at MES Cairo with some marked by our teachers and then moderated by the IBO and other components sent away for external marking.

The IB Diploma programme teaches students to think beyond the classroom and into the international community. As our students are destined for top-level careers in multi-national organisations it is important for them to have a sense of who they are in the world that they are a part of. Furthermore, the IB Diploma programme encourages students to develop maturity of thought and ideas, the calibre of which is well recognised by top universities here in Cairo and around the world.

Admission to the IB Diploma programme is determined by a thorough review of previous school records and interview.

 

Upcoming Events

IBO Exams (2-13)/ AP Exams (2-12)
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 to Thursday 5th May 2016

Y6 Transition to Secondary Mtg 1:45-2:45
Wednesday 4th May 2016

Y4 Ain Sokhna Trip 2 (4-5)
Wednesday 4th May 2016 to Thursday 5th May 2016

Y7 Target Setting
Thursday 5th May 2016

WIRED Inservice 9:00-2:50
Sunday 8th May 2016

All ASAs Start (T3)
Sunday 8th May 2016

IBO Exams (2-13)/ AP Exams (2-12)
Sunday 8th May 2016 to Wednesday 11th May 2016

Languages Trip (France)(7-12)
Monday 9th May 2016 to Thursday 12th May 2016

Y6 Options Deadline /Primary Parent/Teacher Meeting
Tuesday 10th May 2016

Primary Parent/Teacher Meeting
Wednesday 11th May 2016

Y7 Total Celebration
Thursday 12th May 2016

G6-9 MAP Tests (12-31)
Thursday 12th May 2016

Y4 Ain Sokhna Trip 3 (15-16)
Sunday 15th May 2016 to Monday 16th May 2016

Last Day for Seniors  
Monday 16th May 2016

Secondary T&L Week (15-19)/ Y6 CAT and MAP tests (17-19)/ G6-9 MAP tests (12-31)
Sunday 15th May 2016 to Thursday 19th May 2016

FS1 Gradparents' Day
Tuesday 17th May 2016

FS1 Production
Thursday 19th May 2016

Excellence in Education Interviews (22-23)
Sunday 22nd May 2016 to Monday 23rd May 2016

Whole Staff Professional Development Meeting 12:00-4:30 / GQ import & Warning Lists
Monday 23rd May 2016

G12 Final Exams (22-26) / Primary Assessment Week (22-26)/ G6-9 MAP tests (12-31)
Tuesday 24th May 2016 to Thursday 26th May 2016

US Academic Warnings
Thursday 26th May 2016

Graduation Photo
Sunday 29th May 2016

G6-9 MAP Tests (12-31)
  
Sunday 29th May 2016 to Tuesday 31st May 2016

Primary French Day
Monday 30th May 2016

Spring Choral Concert
Monday 30th May 2016

Art Exhibition - Opening
Tuesday 31st May 2016