IB blog

Welcome to the IB blog of Ecole des Roches!

We have decided to share with you a little bit more behind the scenes of this exceptional program and we will regularly provide you with content concerning the curriculum, the activities and the life of IB students in our school.

Enjoy your reading!

(please click on the title of each post to read the entire post)



1. How is the IB programme at Ecole des Roches different to other education programmes that you have been part of? 

Before coming to Ecole des Roches I had never studied in an IB programme. If I compare it to the programmes I followed in other schools, the main difference with the IB is the personal development. The IB at Ecole des Roches wants to develop every aspect of the student, not only the academic skills, by providing a personalized education for its students...

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Manuella (D1)

An interview with Maximilian (Pre-DP), conducted by Manuella


1. How is the IB programme at Ecole des Roches different to other education programmes that you have been part of?

Ecole des Roches has a really exciting IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). Class sizes are small, enabling teachers to concentrate completely on students. Ecole des Roches also has real diversity in terms of the students and their backgrounds...

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Zuri (D2)

For this blog, Zuri (who is in D1) sat down and spoke to Shirli (a D2 student) who reflected on the opportunities and challenges involved in completing the IBDP Extended Essay


Shirli’s research question: How will Brexit affect the film industry in the UK?


Why did you choose the topics you chose for your Extended Essay?

When choosing my topic for the EE, I wanted to find something that interested me. I felt that it was important to choose something that I enjoyed...

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University Guidance at Ecole des Roches
Paul Bold, University Admissions

Start with ‘why’

When considering education post-EdR, I tell the students – “Start with one word: why”.

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Lucia, D1 student

CAS Project: Utopia 56


Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is one of three ‘core’ elements of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme that every student must complete. It requires that students undertake a range of activities alongside their academic studies and, while not formally assessed, all students have to reflect on their CAS experiences as part of the IBDP and provide evidence of achieving a set of key learning outcomes. In this blog post, one of our D1 students, Lucia, reflects on her recent CAS project with the French volunteer association Utopia 56.

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