International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

If you want to apply for DP programme at 11th (12th) grade, follow the instructions

Preparation
Investigation
visit the Gymnasium A+ website and review the Gymnasium Learner Profile before the application stage starts.
gather as much information as possible about the International Baccalaureate Programme and the International Baccalaureate Organization.
read Brochure
read leaflet
participate in Gymnasium A+ Tour Opportunities (in person)
(book online or via phone)
participate in International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme informational session held in Gymnasium A+
(follow announcements on social media or leave your contact details for us to invite you to the session)
Stage I

Submission of application forms

1st wave | 01-28 February

2nd wave | 01-31 March

3rd wave | 01 May - 15 June

Fill out FORM 1
(immediately after the form 1 is filled in, the student will be assigned with an internal ID code).
Receive your personal Student ID number
(to be used in all exam papers except motivational essays instead of their Surname and Name).
Receive a link to a personal folder on Google drive where you will upload your documents
Submit all required documents
  • Student's Personal ID Documents (ID/birth certificate/passport)*- *.pdf
  • Student’s international travel passport (page with photo and name) - *.pdf
  • Latest school report card and exam certificates - *.pdf
  • Additional Diplomas; International certificates as an evidence of achievements etc.
  • Ukrainian Basic General Education certificate or corresponding document issued by a foreign institution, legalised by Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science (only for the applicants to the 10th and further grades)
  • International Language certificates (Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL)
  • Motivational essay - *.pdf
  • 1 Photo for documents (*.jpeg)
Ask two teachers to fill in the recommendations in FORM 2
Fill in Motivational FORM 3
Track submission process here

*NB! Any ID issued by a foreign country requires a notarized translation, added to the uploaded documents.

Stage ІI

The Application Review Process

1st wave | 01-12 March

2nd wave | 01-12 April

3rd wave | 10 May -15 June

After analysing the information submitted in the application forms, the commission publishes a list of students recommended for the testing stage.
Meanwhile, the student has time to prepare for the next stage:
  • work on your essay (find topics here)
  • choose examination dates
  • receive list of Maths topics to revise before the test
  • prepare for Second foreign language exam (see the topic here)
NB! When the exams are scheduled, the exams fee should be paid by the applicant. The bills will be sent to the Student’s guardian email from the Form 1.
Stage IІІ

Exams and interview

1st wave | 13-25 March

2nd wave | 13-27 April

3rd wave | 01-26 June

Mathematics and sciences written exam (210 minutes) - see the list of topics
English language exam
  • Part 1: Reading and Use of English (60 minutes) (Test level C1)
  • Part 2: written essay (45 minutes) see the list of topics
  • Part 3: oral interview based on FORM 3 (10-15 minutes)
Optional: Second foreign language
(100 minutes max) see the list of topics
  • Interview
  • Test
  • writing
Stage ІV

Decision-making

1st wave | 26-31 March

2nd wave | 28 April - 03 May

3rd wave | 10-30 June (five office days)

Teachers assess all the parts according to pre-developed assessment criteria.
A ranking of students' achievements will be compiled based on the results of all parts of the admission campaign 2022/2023. Information on the results will be sent to the e-mail addresses provided during submission of the Form 1.
The maximum number of points for each type of work is given in Summative assessment.
Student confirmation

1st wave | 1-10 April

2nd wave | 4-15 May

Ten days after the announcement of school decision, no later than June 30

After receiving the confirmation from the Admissions committee, students must confirm their intentions by paying the enrolment fee* no later than 10 days after receiving notification and recommendations about the positive enrolment decision from the Admissions committee

NB! Students who do not communicate their intention until the deadline, will automatically be denied participation in the Programme admission.

*See all annual fees

Contacts

admissions.ib@academy.com.ua
+380679058575

Use the admissions.ib@academy.com.ua e-mail address exclusively for the needs of the Admissions queries.
For general questions and additional information about Programme specification, please, send your queries to ib.gymnasium@academy.com.ua

General Expectations (Entrance Criteria)

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate the following:


  • be fully committed to their studies, and preparation for IB Diploma Programme External Assessment at 12 Grade
  • utilise non-contact time productively
  • become independent learners
  • take responsibility for their own learning
  • embrace all opportunities presented to them
  • undertake community service, especially within the school/city/region/state etc. 
  • act as positive role models for the rest of the school
  • be approachable and available to support and assist younger students
  • have high level of attendance during the academic year 
  •  have critical thinking and possibility for analysis, making conclusions and demonstrating transferable skills  
  • take a leadership position both inside and outside school (with visible outcomes)
To ensure that students are capable of meeting the demands of the IB DP programme, students should meet the following recommendations (reports for the last studying year and the current one):

  • A minimum of a good grade for mathematics at a standard level(SL) but a minimum of an excellent grade for mathematics course at a high level (HL)
  • A minimum of an excellent grade for English as a second language course (excellent for all students except for those who are studying at licensed International Programmes - a minimum of a good grade for the course “English language and literature”).
  • A minimum of a good grade for Ukrainian Language and Literature (for those students who intend to enter from the National curriculum.
  • A minimum of a good grade for science (for Chemistry, Biology, Physics)
  • A minimum of an excellent grade for any subject that the student may be considering as a HL course
  • A minimum of a good grade for any subject that the student may be considering as a SL course

Summative assessment

Mathematics (for students who finished Cambridge Upper Secondary Programme - grade based on the last mock exam session or Cambridge Upper Secondary Checkpoint) - max 12
Science or additional course (HL) complex task - max 12
Motivation Essays (English) only for students who did not study Cambridge Upper Secondary Programme
Instead of general motivation essay, students who finished Cambridge Upper Secondary Programme will complete essay with these compulsory elements:
  • describe their CAS outcomes (max 3 points) from the previous year
  • TOK results (max 3 points)
  • elaborate on their Extended essay results (max 3 points)
  • additional 3 points for University and career pathway answers

English Language, Paper 1: Reading and Use of English (60 minutes, Test level C1) - max 12
English Language, Paper 2: Essay (1 hour) - max 12
English Language, Oral Interview based on Motivational Essay (15 min.) - max 12

Second foreign language progressive placement test (120 min). For students who do not intend to study Foreign language, should apply Ukrainian Literature essay - max 12

Second foreign language progressive placement test:
  1. Receptive skills (listening + reading) 60 min A2-B1 level
  2. Productive skills (writing + speaking) 30 min A2-B1 level
  3. Grammar 30 min A2-B1 level
To enter the Foreign Language B SL course, a student must get at least 70% overall (and not less than 50% for every part of the exam)

The Foreign Language ab initio course is designed for students with no prior experience of the target language or with very limited previous exposure.

Total 84

Waivers

Only for students, entering the Programme after Gymnasium A+ Cambridge Upper Secondary Programme Mock exams or Cambridge IGCSE checkpoint results 
  • Excellent  results (A or A*) of  English as a second language Spring term Internal Mock exam only for Language Paper 1 waiver; 
  • Excellent results (A or A*) of Mathematics (Extended) Spring term Internal Mock exam; 
  • Excellent results (A or A*) of any Science course/Design and technology Spring term Internal Mock exams (depends on IB Diploma Programme subject choice); 
  • Excellent results (A or A*) of the Second Foreign language Spring term Internal Mock exam; 
  • Excellent results of Cambridge IGCSE Exam Checkpoints in English as a second language (only for Language Paper 1 waiver);
  • Excellent results of Cambridge IGCSE Exam Checkpoints in Mathematics (Extended); 
  • Excellent results of Cambridge IGCSE Exam Checkpoints in Science course/Design and technology (depends on IB Diploma Programme subject choice); 
  • Excellent results (A or A*) of the Second Foreign language Spring term Internal Mock exam.
NB! For applying during the first or second admission wave, the Admissions Committee can use results of Spring term Internal Mock exams as Predicted grades but with compulsory reconciliation with the official external assessment after receiving results of Cambridge IGCSE and Rank moderation in case of deviation.

For all applicants, instead of English Language Paper 1:
  • Cambridge Assessment English B2 (First for School), grade A or B 
  • Cambridge Assessment English C1 (CAE), all grades 
  • IELTS 6,5+

Recommended applicants will be asked to complete a Google Form to select courses for the freshman year. Recommended applicants are to participate in a scheduled presentation with IB coordinator and University counsellor  in early/late June to discuss the predicted career path, subject choice and risks during the Diploma Programme.