Senior School Leidschenveen (the newest Senior School at The British School in The Netherlands) is now an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, licensed to offer the IB CP (Career-related Programme) and DP (Diploma programme). The first cohort of Sixth Formers (students from 16-18 years old) will begin the IB diploma in September.
The Diploma Programme is made up of six subjects and the DP' core', comprising the Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), and the extended essay. It is intended to develop the breadth and depth of students' knowledge.
The IB Career-Related Programme is an international vocational qualification. It combines the academic rigour of the Diploma Programme with a career-related focus. Students undertake a minimum of two courses from the IB Diploma plus a core (four components) and career-related study.
An Important Milestone
Welcoming the news, British School of The Netherlands (BSN) CEO, Heath Monk, said:
'I am delighted that Senior School Leidschenveen is now able to offer the IB.
This is an important milestone for the BSN and means that our Leidschenveen campus will be able to welcome children from 3 right through to 18 on the same site – offering continuity of education and support to our international community.
SSL Headteacher, James Oxlade, added:
I am incredibly proud of the staff who have worked so hard on the accreditation process. I know our students are very excited to begin their IB journey in September.
We look forward to supporting them through this important step in their education and towards their future careers'.
The British School in The Netherlands (BSN) is the only school in the Netherlands to offer a choice of A levels, BTECs, IBDP and IBCP.
Senior School Leidschenveen opened in 2018 and has grown from two classes to a large Senior School of approximately 350 students.