Pre-DP Year

The Pre-DP course has been designed to rapidly ‘upskill’ students from other educational backgrounds over one academic year in order to enable them to undertake the two-year IBDP afterwards. With an emphasis on developing the critical thinking, scientific, creative and English language skills required to undertake the IB Diploma Programme, this intensive preparatory year is recommended for all students coming to study at École des Roches from other educational settings.



The Pre-DP has been carefully designed to give students access to a wide range of courses in order to provide an introduction to the subjects they might choose to pursue as part of the two-year IB Diploma Programme. Below are the available Pre-DP subjects:

To supplement this structured programme, additional one-to-one English language support is available for students based on need.