• IB mission statement

    The International Baccalaureate
    aims to develop inquiring,
    knowledgeable and caring
    young people who help to
    create a better and more
    peaceful world through
    intercultural understanding
    and respect.

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  • To this end the organization works
    with schools, governments and international
    organizations to develop challenging programmes
    of international education and rigorous assessment.

  • These programmes encourage students
    across the world to become active, compassionate
    and lifelong learners who understand that other
    people, with their differences, can also be right.

What Is IB?

What is the IB Diploma Programme?

The IB Diploma Programme is taught to students between the ages of 16-19 with the aim of developing students breadth and depth of knowledge. There are six subject groups and three core elements: theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.


What are the benefits?

Students who take the International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools Diploma programmes are encouraged to think on their own and drive their own learning. They are taught to be more culturally aware and are able to engage with people worldwide.


What is the IB Diploma Programme curriculum and where can I get information about different subjects?

Made up of the three required components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills. There are three core elements:

Get your CAS on
Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is one of the three essential elements that every student must complete as part of the Diploma Programme (DP).
Know your TOK from your tick?
Theory of knowledge (TOK) plays a special role in the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what we claim to know.
Double up on your EE
The extended essay (EE) is a required component of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP).


At the English School of Kyrenia, we currently offer the following IB subjects to our students at Higher and Standard Levels.
Wherever possible, we strongly support the completion of the Full Diploma, which requires that students choose one course from each group;
at least three of which are taken at Higher Level and three at Standard Level. Instead of Group 6 courses, students can choose to study a second course from Groups 1-4.

  • Group 1

    Studies in Language and Literature (Language A): English, Turkish and Russian

  • Group 2

    Language acquisition (Language B): English, French and Spanish ab initio

  • Group 3

    Individuals and societies: History, Geography, Psychology and Business Management

  • Group 4

    Sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics

  • Group 5

    Mathematics: Mathematics Higher Level, Mathematics Standard Level and Mathematical Studies

  • Group 6

    The Arts: Music, Art and Theatre Studies


Below you can see just a small sample of the numerous CAS activities that ESK IB students have been involved in over recent years.

Practical Info

The DP is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education. The English School of Kyrenia, which is also an IB World School offers the IB Diploma Programme.

Parents and legal guardians are able to find the regulations that apply to the Diploma Programme. It addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students, and is respected by universities across the globe.

Each of the IB’s programmes, including the DP, is committed to the development of students according to the attributes shown in the IB learner profile.

DP Regulations


Bilim Avenue, Bellapais
Kyrenia / North Cyprus
Via Mersin 10 Turkey

Phone: +90 392 444 0375
Email: info@englishschoolkyrenia.org