On Friday, May 19 the exam season for our International Baccalaureate Diploma students came to an end. This year we had 14 students writing exams for 12 different IB Diploma subjects. Students who are pursuing the IB Diploma have been working over the past two years to prepare for their IB exams.
The IB assessments are standardized and exam packages are sent directly to schools. Once completed the exam papers are sent to external markers. Assessment within the IB incorporates both internal and external assessments—a variety of tasks that may take the form of written essays, oral commentaries, projects and examinations. Internal assessments, marked by teachers and moderated by the IB are also factored into the student’s final grades. The IB Organization understands that success in higher education and beyond involves thinking critically and creatively—the IB Diploma’s challenging curriculum educates the whole student, developing the capacity for inquiry, research and problem-solving.
We look forward to receiving our students’ results at the beginning of July – and keep fingers crossed!
Dr. Siegfrid Opelka, IBDP Coordinator
Emily, Bettina and Anja sitting their very last IB-exams.
Field trip to Schloss Artstetten 7BC
Klosterneuburg International School is an integral part of the long-established, local community state school Bundesgymnasium and Bundesrealgymnasium Klosterneuburg. KIS came into being in 2010 as an authorised IB World School. In addition to providing full teaching of the Austrian National Curriculum, KIS offers pupils the opportunity to complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). At KIS pupils generally graduate with both the Austrian school-leaving certificate (AHS-Matura) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
The world we live in is one of increased international cooperation, where cities, federal states, countries and even entire continents move closer together. Further and sustainable development of our school, answering the call of a united Europe and ready to take up the challenges of the world, has therefore become indispensable. The IB Diploma, with its central focus on intercultural competences, achieved ideally together with the “Matura” at the end of the pupil’s final school year, decisively boosts our pupil’s career opportunities in an increasingly internationalised professional world.
A film by Niki Radman, IB film student.