The IB (International Baccalaureate) courses of Doukas School focus on personalized teaching for our students, familiarizing them with the examination specificities and requirements of the IB diploma and practical teaching regarding the techniques and ways of composing and developing research papers. We implement a well-planned program together with our experienced teachers who also offer proper guidance to our students when submitting their applications to foreign universities.
Each year, all our IB students celebrate because:
A high percentage of them get excellent scores
Some of the Universities that our students currently attend are:
In Great Britain: Imperial College London, UCL, King’s College London, Queen Mary, University of Edinburgh, University of Bristol, St Andrews University, Cardiff University, Manchester, Oxford Brookes, University of Warwick, University of Leeds, University of Bath, Exeter, Newcastle, Bath, Sussex, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester school of Art, Sheffield, York, Durham, Strathclyde and City
In the Netherlands: Leiden University, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, University of Groningen, University of Amsterdam (UvA), TU Eindhoven, Rotterdam School of Management
In Italy: Bocconi University
And… Harvard University, Brown University, University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Νew Υork University Abu Dhabi, University of Toronto etc.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma program (IBDP) offers students the opportunity to cultivate a wide range of academic interests preparing them for future studies at a university abroad. The holistic approach and the modern pedagogical methods that are applied have established the IB Diploma internationally as a sufficient requirement for admission to the most prestigious universities around the world. At the same time the IB Diploma is recognized by the Greek law as being equivalent to the Greek National Certificate of Graduation (Apolytirion Lyceum).
The working language and the language of instruction in which the program is delivered in our school is the English language.
Implementing the International Baccalaureate Diploma program at Doukas School we aim at offering to our students a comprehensive and unique learning experience. An experience which strives at the development of the holistic personality, the academic and social skills of our students, enabling them to cope effectively with the complexity of a constantly changing environment in a globalized world.
We share the IB’s vision of creating a better and more peaceful world through educating our students to become knowledgeable, life-long learners, caring, eager to learn and internationally minded.
An Educational trip to Europe is organized each year by the IB department of Doukas school. The aim of this educational experience is to give our IB1 students the opportunity to visit a number of universities abroad which cover a wide range of interests.
In addition, admissions officers from a number of prestigious universities are invited in our school to introduce their institutions and programs to our students and their parents.
The above aim at familiarizing our students with various university institutions and studies in different countries, a fact which will facilitate their choice of universities to which they will apply during their second year of study in the IB.
We provide our IB1 students with the opportunity to gain work experience in a field similar to the one they are planning to study. Work experience serves the purpose of confirming the students’ career choice and also strengthens their applications to universities abroad thus giving our graduates a significant comparative advantage.
The curriculum offered covers a broad range of subjects which caters for the needs of all students whether academic, intellectual or career related.
Our teaching staff comprises of experienced teachers with a very strong academic background and expertise both in the subject they teach as well as educators. Teachers who are committed to and share the IB’s vision.
Obtaining the IB diploma is a very powerful resource in the hands of candidates when they apply to be accepted by foreign universities. This is because the IB Diploma program prepares students in the best possible way to successfully meet the challenges of higher education.
The Diploma Program curriculum consists of six subject groups and the Diploma Program core.
The subject groups are:
Group 1: Language A: Literature
Language A: Language and Literature
Group 2: Language acquisition
Group 3: Individuals and societies
Group 4: Sciences
Group 5: Mathematics
Group 6: The arts
The Diploma Program core includes: The Extended Essay, Theory of knowledge and CAS (Creativity-Activity-Service)
The Extended Essay gives the students the opportunity to carry out independent research
Theory of knowledge requires from students to critically approach the acquisition and the production of knowledge in various disciplines and areas of knowledge
CAS engages students in experiences related to Creativity Activity and Community Service cultivating social awareness and promoting initiative and cooperation
All subjects in the subject groups are offered at two levels: Higher Lever and Standard level.
A student to obtain the IB Diploma:
• Must study one subject from each subject group
• Three subjects must be studied at Higher Level and three at Standard Level
• Must complete all three obligations of the Diploma core
We offer the following subjects:
• Modern Greek A: language and Literature (Higher level & Standard level
• English B (Higher Level & Standard Level)
• French B (Standard Level)*
• German B (Standard Level)*
• Italian ab. Initio (Standard level)
• Economics (Higher Level)
• Business Management (Standard Level)
• History (Higher Level & Standard Level)
• Psychology (Higher Level & Standard Level)
• Information Technology in a Global Society (Higher Level & Standard level)
• Biology (Higher Level & Standard Level)
• Chemistry (Higher Level & Standard Level)
• Physics (Higher Level & Standard Level)
• Computer Science (Higher Level & Standard Level)
• Sports Exercise and Health science (Standard Level)
• Mathematics Analysis and Approaches (Higher Level & Standard level)
• Mathematics Applications and Interpretations (Standard Level)
• Visual Arts (Higher Level & Standard level)
• Music (Higher Level & Standard Level)
*French B and German B are offered only if there is sufficient demand for these subjects
Each IB student is assigned a tutor. Tutors meet with their tutees for one double period per week. During these meetings various issues are discussed such as:
• Effective note keeping
• How studying can become more effective
• Academic integrity
• Stress management
• Time management etc.
• Provide pastoral support to their tutees
• In collaboration with the subject teachers, tutors closely monitor their tutees’ academic progress
Each student has a number of study periods per week. Study periods are intended to reduce some of the workload students have to complete at home.
Study periods are timetabled and take place under teacher supervision.
Being deeply committed in providing support to our students, not only during their studies in our school, but also beyond their school life, we have set up the University Placement Center which aims at supporting all our students in their university choices and the relevant application procedures.
Our Higher Education counselors are experienced and familiar with the requirements and procedures which apply to universities in the various countries and their expertise are valuable to the students who seek their guidance and support.
PRE-IB comes to answer the question ΙΒ or General Senior High School. It is a preparatory department, which operates in parallel with the 1st Grade of Senior High School and provides to the students the opportunity to get to know both educational systems at the same time.
Students get in touch with the educational philosophy of the International Baccalaureate, test their abilities and decide, based on their experience from the specific program, if they wish to study in the next school year in the IB program. The Career Counseling Centre (STEP) of our school offers considerable assistance to students in order to make their decision.
At the same time with the courses of the 1st grade of Senior High School, students attend 3 IGCSE courses which constitute certificates of secondary education knowledge. These courses cover two subjects common to all students (English and Mathematics) and another elective course depending on the university major they want to pursue.
Any student who wishes, can, for these 3 PRE-IB courses, receive the IGCSE certification from the recognized Pearson institution, which enriches his / her CV and strengthens his / her application to foreign Universities.