Bandung Independent School provides a full High School programme leading to graduation and preparation for university entrance. We recognize and encourage the developing maturity and capabilities of our students academically, but also encourage their personal development through their participation in a number of sports, after school activities, and special events.
The Bandung Independent School High School Diploma is based on accumulation of credits earned in Grades 9 – 12 and it is accredited through both CIS (the Council of International Schools) and NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges). In Grades 11 and 12, students may also choose to enroll in the IB Diploma Programme, which is recognized as a premier credential by top universities worldwide.
IB Diploma: we offer an impressive range of subjects in the IB Diploma Programme. Students must select one from each group. To be eligible for the IB Diploma, 3 must be taken at Higher Level (HL).
Group 1 (Studies in Language and Literature) – English Language and Literature, Indonesian Language and Literature, Korean A1 (self-taught)
Group 2 (Language Acquisition) – Chinese B, French B, Indonesian B, English B
Group 3 (Individuals and Societies) – History, Economics, Psychology (online)
Group 4 (Sciences) – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Group 5 (Mathematics) – Mathematics HL and SL, Math Studies
Group 6 (The Arts) – Visual Arts, Music
Creativity Action and Service form the balance of the IB Diploma, giving students the opportunity to broaden their horizons and really embody the Learner Profile.
Theory of Knowledge investigates the nature of ‘knowing’ and how we as ‘knowers’ come to make sense of the world through the various ways of knowing and areas of knowledge. To be successful in this part of the Core, students must participate in class and complete an externally-assessed TOK essay and internally-assessed TOK presentation.
The Extended Essay is a student’s opportunity to shine in an academic research and writing task, and is a 4,000-word project which builds upon and extends their experience in one of their chosen subjects. Invariably, BIS graduates extol the virtues of the Extended Essay when they get to university and find that they have been well prepared for the academic demands of their assignments and research requirements.
The timetable in Grade 11 and 12 runs on an extended day of eight 45-minute periods, from 8.00 – 15.30. This includes time for Theory of Knowledge, Health and Personal Development (pastoral care) and CAS. Subjects offered are based on sufficient student numbers.