Diploma Years

14 to 18 years old

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere”

Chinese proverb

Who

The Diploma Years section is the fourth stage in WINS’ educational path. This section corresponds to a personal development period of the adolescent which is characterized by the definition of personal identity as well as the possibility to explore the world beyond the more restricted boundaries that have limited the child till then.

Grade 9                  14 to 15 years old

Grade 10                15 to 16 years old

Grade 11                16 to 17 years old

Grade 12                17 to 18 years old

How

Our values

WINS promotes learning through inquiry and conceptual investigation, thus building upon the student’s developing interests to support understanding and implementation of WINS core values

International citizenship

  • growing in a multicultural and enriching environment
  • becoming real citizens of the world
  • taking responsibility for their own actions

Integrity

  • experiencing consistent moral and ethical standards in a school community
  • understanding concepts like accountability, respect and trust through daily activities
  • developing self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

Excellence

  • understanding its value and experiencing it first-hand
  • growing into «ambassadors of excellence» by practising excellence in everyday activities

Forward Thinking

  • Being prepared for the expected requirements of our future society
  • Becoming protagonists of innovation leveraging on their natural curiosity and boosting their aptitude to think out of the box

Passion

  • Nurturing their own passions, preferences and natural talents
  • Spreading an insatiable curiosity for learning

Our approach

E

Development of critical thinking

through an inquiry based methodology

E

Holistic learning

to promote individual potential and different learning styles

E

Integration of digital technology

in the classroom to strengthen the learning experience

E

Development of international mindedness

encouraging curiosity for the world beyond the student’s perceivable boundaries

The subjects

GRADE 9 and 10

Language and literature A1: English and Italian

Individuals and societies

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

Language acquisition B: German or Spanish

Science

Z

Mathematics

Standard or Extended

Physical and health education

l

Design

Visual and performing arts

music or visual arts

Community Service

Students are encouraged to participate to different projects and initiatives throughout the school year to foster their understanding of the importance of being caring, sensitive and respectful towards others and of sharing our skills, knowledge and capabilities for mutual enrichment.

The Personal Project

At the end of grade 9 and throughout grade 10 our students have to complete their Personal Project. The Personal Project consists of an individual research project based on the student’s personal interests that allows them to show the skills they have achieved through their MYP years and use them to investigate a specific topic of their choice.

The subjects

GRADE 11 and 12

First Language

Sciences

TRANSDISCIPLINARY COMPONENTS

Language acquisition

Z

Mathematics

Individuals and Societies

Arts

Theory of Knowledge

CAS (Creativity, Action and Service)

i

Extended Essay

The language
of the Diploma Years

At WINS students spend their day in an English-speaking
environment so are exposed to several hours
of English language every day in diverse contexts.
WINS also has a mission of promoting
the local language and culture,
so a daily Italian language and culture period
is included in the Middle Years’ schedule.

International
Baccalaureate

World International School srl is a candidate school* for the PYP, MYP and DP.

This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.

Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

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