The International School Laren intends to offer the IB Diploma Programme from September 2022. The programme is designed for students aged between 16 and 19 years. It is a unique curriculum, not based on the pattern of a single country, but is a deliberate compromise ​between the specialisation required in some national systems and the breadth of learning preferred in others. In achieving this, students who successfully complete the IB Diploma Programme demonstrate a strong commitment to learning, both in terms of their mastering of a range of subjects and in their development of skills and disciplines necessary for success in our competitive, global world. 

University entry

The IB Diploma allows entry to universities around the world. In recent years, students form the International School Hilversum have been offered places at such respected universities as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, Warwick and Durham Universities in the United Kingdom. Some US universities offer advanced credit for IB Diploma students on certain courses. All leading universities in Europe recognise the IB Diploma.

Higher & standard level

Diploma candidates are required to select six subjects from a broad spectrum of learning incorporating the humanities and sciences. Three of these subjects are taken at Higher Level, the others at Standard Level. By arranging subject learning in this way, students are able to explore some subjects in depth and some subjects more broadly over a two-year period. 

Starting in 2022, the school will offer the following IB Diploma Programme:​

 Subject options

  • English Language and Literature or

  • Dutch Language and Literature or

  • Mother-tongue Langauge (self-taught) or
  • Two of the options above
  • Dutch 
  • Global Politics or

  • Economics

  • Biology or
  • Chemistry or

  • Physics

  •  Analysis & Approaches or
  • Application & Interpretation

  • Film or

  • Music




World School Candidacy Phase

The International School Laren is a Candidate School for the IB Middle Years Programme and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. For more information please click here