The International School of Lausanne has offered the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) since September 2000. It is the unique course of study for all students in Year 12 and Year 13 with all students undertaking the full Diploma in all but the most exceptional circumstances.
Our School is proud of its Diploma Programme results, but we also recognise that the number of Diploma points is one of numerous measures of the success of the programme.
ISL's Mission and Aims reflect the IB Learner Profile, and every attempt is made to ensure that the principles of the programmes are put into practice. This includes the essentials aspects of 'education for intercultural understanding and international-mindedness' and 'learning how to learn'.
The IBDP is a 'programme', and not six individual subjects. Our IBDP teachers recognise this and understand the pivotal role of the hexagon core as the vehicle by which links between subjects are made.
Comprehensive information about the IB Diploma Programme and each of the subjects is available here.
For more general information about the International Baccalaureate programmes, click here.
Subjects Offered at ISL
The Diploma Programme is designed to offer students both breadth and depth. This inevitably means that students are very busy. The exact details of what is offered at ISL are available from the links at the side of this page. Not all subjects are offered and not all combinations are possible, but an effort is made to make the choice as broad as possible whilst maintaining realistic class sizes.
In order to achieve the Diploma, students must fulfil a number of criteria. The primary criterion is for students to obtain 24 points overall from six subjects, three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level, with up to three bonus points additionally available.