IB Program

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IB Diploma Program at a glance

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a not-for-profit organization motivated by its educational mission, “The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”

The IB philosophy aims to create a better world through student-centered education. IB education intends to develop students to be creative, critical, and reflective thinkers and problem solvers, who are exposed to a variety of global viewpoints. It further intends to develop students to have high education standards while being culturally aware, idealistic, and peace-promoting.

IB Diploma Program at a glance

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a not-for-profit organization motivated by its educational mission, “The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”

The IB philosophy aims to create a better world through student-centered education. IB education intends to develop students to be creative, critical, and reflective thinkers and problem solvers, who are exposed to a variety of global viewpoints. It further intends to develop students to have high education standards while being culturally aware, idealistic, and peace-promoting.

Structure of the IB Diploma Program

The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepare students, normally aged 16 – 19, for success at university and life beyond. IB DP is a two-year programme starting in grade 11 through grade 12. Students will sit for their external exams in May/June of grade 12. To obtain an IB diploma, a student must study 6 subjects (3 at a high level and 3 at standard level) and complete the program’s 3 core elements:

Theory of Knowledge

An interdisciplinary approach that explores the nature of knowledge, areas of knowledge, and ways of knowing and encourages an appreciation of the different cultural perspectives

Extended Essay

4000 words essay that offers students the chance to investigate a research question of individual interest, familiarising them with the independent research and writing skills expected at university

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

CAS is programme that enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning.

The inquiry-based nature of the IB program makes it mostly suitable for motivated students who possess a curious and creative mind.

The IB program helps the student become more well-rounded and internationally-minded and thus it is very highly recognized among the world’s top-tier universities.

For more information on the IB diploma program regarding please visit the official IB website on the following link:
https://ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme

Structure of the IB Diploma Program

The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 – 19, for success at university and life beyond. IB DP is a two-year programme starting in grade 11 through grade 12. Students will sit for their external exams in May/June of grade 12. To obtain an IB diploma, a student must study 6 subjects (3 at a high level and 3 at standard level) and complete the program’s 3 core elements:

Theory of Knowledge

An interdisciplinary approach that explores the nature of knowledge, areas of knowledge, and ways of knowing and encourages an appreciation of the different cultural perspectives

Extended Essay

4000 words essay that offers students the chance to investigate a research question of individual interest, familiarising them with the independent research and writing skills expected at university

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

CAS is program that enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning.

The inquiry-based nature of the IB program makes it mostly suitable for motivated students who possess a curious and creative mind.

The IB program helps the student become more well-rounded and internationally-minded and thus it is very highly recognized among the world’s top-tier universities.

For more information on the IB diploma program regarding please visit the official IB website on the following link:
https://ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme

Diploma Program at ANPS

Why ANPS?

Commitment to IB Mission

Al Najah Private School (ANPS) enters its 11th year as an IB world school. With a commitment to excellence, we aim to graduate IB students who are equipped with traits that will guide them to success in their university years. With an experienced and enthusiastic IB team, we work on developing our students to be balanced, creative, and responsible global citizens, who can take initiative and consider the implications of their actions.

Excellent Results and Notable University Acceptances

At ANPS, we offer IB education at the highest standard. This is reflected through the excellent results that our students have achieved in the previous 10 years. 98% of our students have earned an IB diploma overall and 100% of our students earned the diploma in 2020. Our IB students were accepted at top-tier universities like MIT, University of Edinburgh, University of Toronto, New York University, University of British Columbia, and McMaster University to name a few.

Wide Range of Offered Subjects

ANPS is constantly aiming to widen the range of subjects offered to students, giving them the chance to prepare for different tracks for their higher studies. Our list of subjects includes English A Literature, Arabic A Language and Literature, French ab initio, Business Management, History, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and Computer Science.

Reasonable Fees

By joining the ANPS IB program, students have the unique opportunity to take part in a program that stresses academic excellence and social development with fees that are among the most compatible among Abu Dhabi IB world schools.

Statistical Bulletin 2020

Predicted Grades

97% of scores by subject were within one point of teachers’ predictions

51% of scores by subject matched teachers’ predictions

Frequently Asked Questions

While we believe that every student can be a successful IB candidate, we recognize that the IB diploma program is very demanding and requires creativity, open-mindedness, commitment, and perseverance.

An IB student is trained to be a well-rounded reflective critical thinker who can learn, research, and write independently. Those are traits that universities look for when they recruit their students and thus IB students have a higher acceptance rate at top-tier universities. 

In addition to that, an IB DP graduate may be exempted from freshman year courses at university which will save them time and money. 

A student has the chance to repeat any subject/core element of the IB diploma in order to meet all the requirements needed for the awarding of the IB diploma.

For more information on the implementation of the IB diploma program at ANPS, please send an email to ibc@anps.co

Frequently Asked Questions

While we believe that every student can be a successful IB candidate, we recognize that the IB diploma program is very demanding and requires creativity, open-mindedness, commitment, and perseverance.

An IB student is trained to be a well-rounded reflective critical thinker who can learn, research, and write independently. Those are traits that universities look for when they recruit their students and thus IB students have a higher acceptance rate at top-tier universities. 

In addition to that, an IB DP graduate may be exempted from freshman year courses at university which will save them time and money.

A student has the chance to repeat any subject/core element of the IB diploma in order to meet all the requirements needed for the awarding of the IB diploma.

For more information on the implementation of the IB diploma program at ANPS, please send an email to ibc@anps.co

The CAS Program

The IB diploma program regards CAS as its heart. It is a core element of the diploma program where students get to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning.

The CAS program serves as a counterbalance to the pressures associated with the IB diploma program. CAS is composed of three strands that can be combined in many experiences

Creativity

Arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.

Activity

Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the DP.

Service

An unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity, and autonomy of all those involved are respected.

The well-designed and balanced CAS program at ANPS contributed to the development of our students as members of the community. This idea has been reflected with our 2 small batches of IB students. The skills they developed, the confidence they talk with, the challenges they went through, the awareness they had, and the responsibilities they assumed all contributed to make them true IB people, and by that we mean they have taken really significant steps towards becoming responsible individuals who can communicate at a global scale.

The CAS Program

The IB diploma program regards CAS as its heart. It is a core element of the diploma program where students get to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning.

The CAS program serves as a counterbalance to the pressures associated with the IB diploma program. CAS is composed of three strands that can be combined in many experiences

Creativity

Arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.

Activity

Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the DP.

Service

An unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.

The well-designed and balanced CAS program at ANPS contributed to the development of our students as members of the community. This idea has been reflected with our 2 small batches of IB students. The skills they developed, the confidence they talk with, the challenges they went through, the awareness they had, and the responsibilities they assumed all contributed to make them true IB people, and by that we mean they have taken really significant steps towards becoming responsible individuals who can communicate at a global scale.

Sample Experiences and student reflections

First Lego League Robotics Competition

‘Our goal was to build and program a fully functional robot that will complete all the tasks of a cityscape. This required hard work, perseverance, teamwork, creativity, innovation, and learning of many new skills’
– Riyad Ben Khadra (Class of 2021)

Sample Experiences and student reflections

First Lego League Robotics Competition

‘Our goal was to build and program a fully functional robot that will complete all the tasks of a cityscape. This required hard work, perseverance, teamwork, creativity, innovation, and learning of many new skills’
– Riyad Ben Khadra (Class of 2021)

World Scholar’s Cup

‘We, as a team, were able to undertake challenges and improve our skills in debating and creative writing individually and as a team. We stayed committed and persevered and in the end we won the ultimate prize of being the best team in the event’
-Zach Nocete (Class of 2021)

Abu Dhabi Municipality Painting Competition

‘In my own childish mind, this was a new and different feeling, a competitive environment that was just full of friendliness and genuine love of art. At the end of the event, it was an incredible sight to see, under the lights of the lampposts and the painters looking back, people and civilians flowing in and stopping in their tracks to gaze and admire the art, I could see all our works and felt like we achieved what we came here for. It wasn't to win, but to convey a message, that it was indeed the Year of Tolerance and the UAE developed to what it is now because of innovation and the people behind it.’
-Jonah Anonuevo (Class of 2020)

Model United Nations

‘MUN helped me improve my debating abilities but most importantly, it helped widen my perspective, that the world is so much more than the one I'm living and even if I'm young, I can help.’
- Alya Salma (Class of 2020)

World Scholar’s Cup

‘We, as a team, were able to undertake challenges and improve our skills in debating and creative writing individually and as a team. We stayed committed and persevered and in the end we won the ultimate prize of being the best team in the event’
-Zach Nocete (Class of 2021)

Abu Dhabi Municipality Painting Competition

‘In my own childish mind, this was a new and different feeling, a competitive environment that was just full of friendliness and genuine love of art. At the end of the event, it was an incredible sight to see, under the lights of the lampposts and the painters looking back, people and civilians flowing in and stopping in their tracks to gaze and admire the art, I could see all our works and felt like we achieved what we came here for. It wasn't to win, but to convey a message, that it was indeed the Year of Tolerance and the UAE developed to what it is now because of innovation and the people behind it.’
-Jonah Anonuevo (Class of 2020)

Model United Nations

‘MUN helped me improve my debating abilities but most importantly, it helped widen my perspective, that the world is so much more than the one I'm living and even if I'm young, I can help.’
- Alya Salma (Class of 2020)

Al Najah Private School (ANPS) enters its 11th year as an IB world school. With a commitment to excellence, we aim to graduate IB students who are equipped with traits that will guide them to success in their university years. With an experienced and enthusiastic IB team, we work on developing our students to be balanced, creative, and responsible global citizens, who can take initiative and consider the implications of their actions.

The Diploma Program prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society as they:

Develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically

Acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, studying courses from 6 subject groups

Develop the skills and a positive attitude toward learning that will prepare them for higher education

Study at least two languages and increase understanding of cultures, including their own

Make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the programs unique theory of knowledge course.

Undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the extended essay

At ANPS, we offer IB education at the highest standard. This is reflected through the excellent results that our students have achieved in the previous 10 years. 98% of our students have earned an IB diploma overall and 100% of our students earned the diploma in 2020. Our IB students were accepted at top-tier universities like MIT, University of Edinburgh, University of Toronto, New York University, University of British Columbia, and McMaster University to name a few.

Why Choose the IB

ANPS is constantly aiming to widen the range of subjects offered to students, giving them the chance to prepare for different tracks for their higher studies. Our list of subjects includes English A Literature, Arabic A Language and Literature, French ab initio, Business Management, History, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and Computer Science.

We also emphasize the importance of the IB diploma core. Our well-trained team assists the students to become reflective critical thinkers on ways and areas of knowledge through the ToK program. The CAS program at ANPS is also well-diversified and it aims to develop the students’ creative and physical skills simultaneously with developing them as active members of the school, local, and global community. IB students are also expected to work on an in-depth study in one of their subjects of interest while having the supervision of an experienced facilitator.

By joining the ANPS IB program, students have the unique opportunity to take part in a program that stresses academic excellence and social development with fees that are among the most compatible in Abu Dhabi IB world schools.

Head of Primary

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Our Professional instructors come from a wide variety of backgrounds, promoting diversity among our community, Most of our instructors are from British origins.