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)


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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In conversation with Trianda (D2)

By Zuri


Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m from the Democratic Republic of Congo. I’m 17 and I arrived at Ecole des Roches when I was 13. I started my IB journey in the Pre-DP programme two years ago.

How did you find adjusting to the IB programme? Were there any challenges?

My Pre-DP year was my favourite year at the school so far. There was an excellent community spirit and we were really supportive of one another as we adjusted to the new kind of learning which is part of the IB

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In this, the first of three conversations with current IB students, one of our blog editors, Maxime, speaks to Artem, who started the Pre-DP programme this year.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

My name is Artem, I’m 16 years old and I’m from Moscow, Russia. I started my education at Ecole Des Roches in the Pre-DP programme in October.

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