The BISP High School Diploma is awarded in recognition of a student’s satisfactory completion of the courses undertaken in Years 10-13 (final four academic years).
The High School Diploma is a recognised qualification based upon the Carnegie Credit system of the United States.
All students who achieve the minimum credit requirements will be awarded a High School Diploma in addition to IGCSE and IB qualifications. This will be awarded at the final Year 13 Graduation ceremony.
All students at BISP routinely follow courses that result in a High School Diploma provided the minimum grades have been achieved.
The BISP High School Diploma provides an alternative pre-university qualification for students who elect, or are advised, not to continue with the IB Diploma programme.
All students in Years 10 to 13 at BISP are able to graduate with the BISP High School Diploma providing they meet the following graduation requirements:
- Attendance of 90% in each of the four High School Diploma years.This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Principal under exceptional circumstances only (e.g. severe ill-health, attendance at world meets).
- Minimum of 5 subjects studied per year in all years of the High School Diploma.
- Successful completion of CAS programme in Years 12 and 13.
- Subjects studied: English (4yrs), Mathematics (at least 2yrs), Science (at least 2yrs), Social Science/Humanities (at least 2 yrs), Mandatory Elective(s) (4yrs)
- An accumulation of 24 credits or more over 4 years.
Subject credits are based on school report grades.