The IB Diploma

Broadening Horizons

Senior School: IB Diploma

IB students study six subjects (three at Standard Level and three at Higher Level). As well as studying a curriculum that offers a breadth of experience in languages, humanities, the experimental sciences, mathematics and arts, students will also write a 4,000-word essay and study a critical thinking course.

At JIS Brunei we recognise the importance of enjoyment when it comes to education, and we encourage students to select subjects in which they will not only be able to secure a high grade and therefore access to a top university, but also subjects they have a passion for. Careful guidance is offered to each student to ensure they select the course that will benefit them the most.

For Years 12 and 13, JIS offers two choices: A Levels and The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB)  Learn more about A Levels here:

A
Levels

There is so much going on at JIS. Our Senior School pre-university booklet gives lots more information about life as a student in Jerudong International School - the curriculum, co-curricular activities, preparation for university and our exam results

PRE-UNIVERSITY BOOKLET

Our community has created snapshots of what life at JIS Brunei is really like. There are videos and image collages that give you the chance to 'walk in the shoes' of a student at JIS. 

Day in the Life
Pre-University Student

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Average IB score achieved (out of 45)

27

state of the art science laboratories.

34%

of JIS graduates in the UK attend Russell Group Universities

4

Outstanding Boarding Houses
2 for boys and 2 for girls

750

seat auditorium in the Performing Arts Centre

No.1

Award winning Outdoor Discovery Centre

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Average IB score achieved (out of 45)

No.1

Cleanest air in Asia

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cutting edge Design and Technology rooms

120

Acre site, including fully equipped Boarding Village.

IB Diploma Curriculum

Curriculum

The IB Diploma programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. As well as studying a curriculum that offers a choice of languages, humanities, the experimental sciences, mathematics and arts, students will also write a 4,000-word essay and study a critical thinking course – Theory of Knowledge.

IB Curriculum Leaflet

PRE-UNIVERSITY BOOKLET

Available Subjects

IB Diploma students study six subjects. Three at Standard Level (SL) and three at Higher Level (HL). Ab Initio study is for people who have not met this language before. Students can chose from:

Group 1


Language and Literature

English
English Literature

Group 2


Language acquisition

English B
French Ab initio
French B
Malay B
Mandarin B

Group 3


Individuals and Societies

Economics
Geography
History
Psychology

Group 4


Experimental Sciences

Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Design Technology
Environmental Systems
Physics

Group 5


Mathematics

Mathematics (HL) 
Mathematics (SL)

Group 6


The Arts

Music
Theatre
Visual Arts

Electives

Chemistry
Geography

pastoral care in years 12 and 13

Pastoral Care

The pastoral system in Years 12 and 13 is designed to offer students a healthy blend of friendly support and professional guidance. Students benefit from daily contact with a tutor who provides a challenging, fulfilling and productive environment, working closely with the Head and Assistant Head of Upper Years, the IB Coordinator (for IB students) as well as the Housemasters and Housemistresses.

JIS operates a ‘vertical’ House system, which allows students to make supportive friendships across a range of age groups. As senior members of the school, Years 12 and 13 students have greater freedom and privileges as well as more relaxed relationships with teaching staff. Independence is encouraged and students are expected to respond constructively to the trust placed in them.

Students have the opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills by becoming a House Captain or through various initiatives such as the school’s ‘Be a JIS Hero Leadership programme. JIS also offers a structured and highly professional Higher Education and Careers Service, delivered through tutor groups and a team of specialist counsellors, as well as assemblies, PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education), one-to-one appointments and interviews.

higher education provision

Higher Education Provision

A dedicated Higher Education (HE) team, with specialist counsellors (in Law, Engineering and Medicine) offering their valuable insight and experience to guide students throughout their university application journey .

The team consists of experienced counsellors specialising in applications to universities in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. It also provides bespoke assistance for students applying to the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Ivy League institutions.

JIS Brunei also runs a series of events such as Careers Carousels, University Fairs, Guest Lectures and Higher Education Evenings, which offer students the opportunity to connect with visiting universities and take inspiration from illustrious guest speakers.

Students who wish to apply to university in the USA are required to have taken the SAT ot the ACTs. JIS Brunei is an accredited exam centre for both the SAT and ACTs, and runs courses during vacation time to prepare students for the test

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Co-Curricular Activities

There are over 300 activity options on offer to students studying A Levels or the IB Diploma courses. They range from Borneo Project to Debating to Diving, from Model United Nations to Masterchef, from Fencing to EcoJIS, from Chinese to Chemistry Club, and from Food to Fitness Training - there is something for everyone! The Gold International Award (Duke of Edinburgh) is a well established and popular young leadership course. 

Our school is all about developing the whole person and CCAs form a vital part of that process. Seizing the opportunities that are available is a big part of making the most of your chances of success in the long run

For Years 12 and 13, JIS offers two choices: A Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB Diploma)  Learn more about our A Level provision here: 

Find out more information about the
A LEVEL PRE UNIVERSITY COURSE

There is so much going on at JIS. Our Senior School booklet goes into more depth, so discover more about life in our Year 12 and 13 by reading our Senior School booklet:

pre-university booKLET 

Our community has created snapshots of what life at JIS Brunei is really like. There are videos and image collages that give you the chance to 'walk in the shoes' of a student at JIS. 

pre-university student
follow a day in their life 

IGCSE

Student 

The resources available at JIS are great. I really value the support we get whilst learning.IGCSEStudent

PRE-UNIVERSITY

Student 

The teachers are amazing at JIS.
PRE-UNIVERSITYStudent

Mups Hirse

Alumni

JIS has a very strong commitment to positive student engagement. I attribute my success not only to the work I put in, but also to the support provided to me.Mups HirseALUMNI (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO)

Mrs Dani Buckingham

Parent

The highly motivated staff are professional and accessible; everyone from the nurses, to the school leaders have an open door policy. Mrs Dani BuckinghamPARENT

Ms. Julia Ladics

Alumni

JIS has an incredible atmosphere; you can feel the enthusiasm and dedication of everyone there. The positive and welcoming environment helps everyone thrive in their own way.

Ms. Julia LadicsALUMNI (HArvard UNIVERSITY)

Mrs Kristen Hannappel

Parent

JIS' location makes every outdoor activity an adventure. Just taking a step outside the gate takes children into a world of wildlife, beach or jungle!Mrs Kristen HannappelPARENT

Mr Kah Luk Wong

Parent

JIS provides a safe environment for children to learn, and to explore their potential. The school provide lots of opportunities both in academia & co-curricular activities.Mr. Kah Luk WongPARENT

Harvard University