The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

A challenging programme with international perspectives in Goettingen

The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The programme at FKG is taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities.

The curriculum

IB Diploma Programme students study six courses at higher level or standard level. Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 6.

In addition, the programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding:

  • Theory of knowledge
  • Extended Essay
  • Creativity, Action, Service

More information about the subject groups and individual courses at Felix-Klein-Gymnasium can be found at the respective subject group articles: Group 1: Language A; Group 2: Language B; Group 3: Individuals and societies; Group 4: Experimental sciences; Group 5: Mathematics; Group 6: The arts.

What does studying for the IB Diploma imply?

Although English at higher level is a subject within the IBDP at Felix-Klein-Gymnasium, a good standard of English must be a pre-requesite for successful participation in the programme. Even at standard level each subject demands intensive and regular work. PLanning, doing the research for, and writing the Extended Essay and fulfilling the CAS requirements are quite time-consuming. Diploma students must have and will continuously improve a good time-management, self-discipline and organising their work on a long-term perspective. Among many other IB-specific qualities it is especially these features that are an excellent preparation for university which will highly benefit IB graduates. The qualifications and skills gained in the IB Diploma Programme are highly esteemed worldwide.