The IB Diploma Programme was created to provide a high school leaving qualification which would enable students to gain entry into universities throughout the world. It is a demanding course designed for able students aged 16-19 years. While highly academic, the programme aims to educate the whole person as well, helping students to become independent, caring and critical thinkers. Through the ‘CAS’ programme, all students must devote some of their time to providing service to others in the community. Student performance is graded according to criteria which are moderated internationally and are consistent across all IB schools throughout the world. AIC students have ten times the rate of scoring the perfect IB Diploma total, and almost three times as many students achieve the top score for an individual subject.
Preparation Year Programme
Our accredited Preparation Year Programme for Year 11 IB Diploma students is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed for the IB Diploma in Years 12 and 13. Each student studies all subject areas in order to later make an informed and appropriate choice of subjects for the IB Diploma. The programme consists of Literature, Language (a choice of Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French or English), Sciences, Mathematics, Global Studies (Economics, History and Geography), Art, Creativity Service and Health, Research Project and SAT Preparation.
At AIC we understand how important standardised tests (PSAT/SAT/ACT) can be when applying to universities in the United States. We provide students with advice and assistance with SAT preparation, and we make practice tests available for students who want to gain experience in test-like conditions. Our university entrance preparation programme offers specialist university counsellors, SAT preparation in Year 11 and interview coaching where appropriate in Year 13, giving AIC students the best preparation for the university application processes for top universities. Our students have an additional advantage, as AIC is also a test centre for the PSAT and four of the seven possible SAT test dates, as well as Auckland’s only ACT test centre.