Notes from the Teranga Center: Introducing the IB Diploma

Alumni, DP Students, and Parents introduce the IB Diploma to our Grade 10 community


During the week of November 9th - 13th, our Grade 10 students will be introduced to the IB Diploma program, possible options, and a general overview of how the IB Diploma is brought to life at ISD.


A highlight of the week will be our introductory evening for parents on Thursday, November 12th. As well as hearing in detail from the department heads, our community will be treated to a live conference call from three of our 2020 graduates, live and online, calling in simultaneously, from London, UK, and Dakar, Senegal.


Additionally, similar to last year’s meeting, we will hear from Grade 11 and Grade 12 students illuminating for Grade 10 students and Parents the ISD student experience of the IB Diploma in both Year 1 and Year 2 of the program.


The key messages, as our Class of 2023 embarks on selecting classes for next year, is to speak with teachers about possible subjects and levels at which they may be studied. Additionally, conversations with our College Counseling team about possible ideas and ambitions for university ambitions can help to frame the choice of higher and standard level subjects in line with interests, talents, enjoyment, ability, and passion.


Their completed option forms are due to be handed into College Counselors, complete with teacher and parent signatures on Monday, November 23rd.