Years 12 & 13

Main Contacts for Key Stage 5

IB DP Coordinator

Dr. Jan Čihák

Areas of responsibility

KS5/IB DP academic lead, admissions, subject choices, examinations, day to day teaching and learning matters.

Head of Y12

Mr. Christopher Gibbins

Areas of responsibility

Pastoral care of Y12 students, wellbeing support.

Head of Y13

Ms. Steph Sutherland

Areas of responsibility

Pastoral care of Y13 students, wellbeing support.

University & Careers Adviser

Mrs. Emma Emerich

Areas of responsibility

Advice, support and guidance for students on their future academic and career pathways

IB DP at Park Lane

In Years 12 and 13, our curriculum is based around the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP). This is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. 

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

IB Diploma curriculum overview

IB DP at Park Lane

At Park Lane students have a wide range of IB subjects on offer. For the IB DP course students choose 6 subjects, 3 of them on Standard level, 3 of them on Higher level.  An important part of the Diploma studies is a completion of Creativity - Activity - Service component, as well as the completion of the Theory of Knowledge and Extended essay.

IB DP Curriculum

A detailed description of each IB subject, its content and assessment can be found in the document above.

2023 - IB - The Way Ahead booklet.pdf

Timeline of important dates

Timeline of major procedures and processes related to the IB Diploma Programme at Park Lane International School.

Timeline IB.pdf

IB DP Core

The Diploma programme core contains 3 essential elements of the IB DP underlining the programme philosophy. All DP students are expected to fulfill the requirements of each of the core elements listed below: