Developing the problem-solvers of the future

The International Baccalaureate (IB)

Kurt Hahn was not "only" a co-founder of our school, but also one of the educators who helped draft the first internationally accepted high school diploma. Thus the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme has long formed its own very dynamic academic branch at Salem. In recent decades a wide spectrum of subjects and an enormously diverse extracurricular program of mandatory activities has been developed. These are divided into three areas - Creativity, Activitiy and Service (CAS).

The final point score in the IB Programme is composed out of the externally assessed May examinations at the end of the second year of the Diploma Programme. Externally assessed and/or moderated course work makes up about 30% of the results.

The two-year Diploma Programme (DP) follows an official calendar of deadlines for the completion of various classroom and school assignments.

The core of the DP consists of:

  • The Extended Essay (an academic research project in a subject chosen by the student) 
  • Theory of Knowledge (a course on developing  analytical skills and critical thinking)
  • Creativity, Activity, Service (relating directly to the Salem idea of engagement, self-discovery and service)


For further detail please download our IB Handbook.

Contact person

Dr. Constanze Schummer
IB Coordinator, Teacher
Abitur: Englisch
IB: History, Theory of Knowledge

Schule Schloss Salem
Campus Härlen
88662 Überlingen

Tel.: +49 7553 919-526
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The subjects offered at Salem

   

Group 1: Language A - native or near-native level, or as self-taught mother tongue
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Self-taught mother tongue

Bilingual Diploma
The Bilingual Diploma can be earned by choosing TWO Group 1 languages

Group 2: Language B and Language ab initio – language acquisition
  • English B
  • German B (also for beginners)
  • French B
  • Spanish B
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
  • Business Management  
  • Economics
  • History
Group 4: Sciences
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Systems and Societies
Group 5: Mathematics
  • Maths Studies
  • Maths Standard Level
  • Maths Higher Level
Group 6: The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Theatre Arts

Careers counseling

We try to stimulate the inherent curiosity of our students at Salem so that they enjoy the experience of learning for its own sake. But most students expect that the work they do with us will lead them on to a fulfilling university course where they can continue to develop intellectually and prepare for the world of work. The task of the careers counselling service is to assist and advise the student and their family in that endeavour. The first and most important decision is for the student to decide what it is they want to study at university - and why. This is very much a personal choice. Each student has their own ambitions and aspirations and the choice of courses available is huge – from the traditional professions such as law or medicine to the ‘sunrise’ industries of IT or global marketing. Students are encouraged to discuss their future carefully with family, close friends and teachers before making their choices. Having set their personal objective, the students can then turn to the Careers Counselling service and rely on
the professional support which we offer to help them set realistic goals and then realise their plans. 

 

Many IB students look to continue their education at English speaking universities either in the USA or UK. In this case we encourage students to start preparing ...

Read more about our careers councelling in the IB Handbook

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