For 24 years, talented students from the whole of Slovakia and from abroad have had the opportunity to take the last two years of their secondary education in English in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Spojená škola Novohradská school in Bratislava. Each year, the 24 most successful applicants are accepted for 24 state-supported places in the IBD class. They have the chance to acquire the internationally recognised IB diploma, proof of challenging and unique bilingual studies.
The IB Diploma programme has proved a successful preparation for studying at prestigious universities. It has 50-year tradition, many exceptional alumni, and is offered by IB World schools all around the globe. After more than 20 years of experience, at Spojená škola Novohradská, we can proudly state that our graduates’ results far surpass the world IB average. Many of them have found their way to top universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Caltech, Emory, Bremen, Sorbonne and many more, mostly in the UK and the US.
The final exams in the IB Diploma programme have been declared equivalent to the Slovak maturita exams by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic. This enables our IBD graduates to also apply to Slovak and Czech universities in the same way as ordinary high-school graduates do.
IBD programme studies are challenging, suitable for responsible, versatile students who did not struggle in their previous studies, to engage in extracurricular activities and seek:
- more space for their own opinion
- more experimental working
- working in teams
- better orientation in literature and information from the Internet
- communication in a foreign language
- more extracurricular activities
- more individual treatment