International matura exam
IB at Da Vinci's International Schools

Da Vinci's International Schools (Primary and High School) is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) MYP (Middle Years Programme) and IB DP (Diploma Programme) and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision**. 

* 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. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.

**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

International Matura (IB) - what is it?

This is a two-year curriculum that is part of an international educational program.

IB Mission

IB programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

The IB diploma obtained after the successful passing the exam is honored and recognized as prestigious by universities around the world.

Students can collect up to 42 points and 3 points for the combination of TOK and EE. The minimum number of points required to pass the matura exam is 24, provided that all other requirements are met.

In the program, the student builds his own educational path by choosing one subject from each of the six groups:

  • Group 1: Language A - native language
  • Group 2: Language B - second language, which is the language of classes of other subjects (Language A1, B, ab initio)
  • Group 3: Man and society - eg geography, history, philosophy, economics, psychology, management
  • Group 4: Experimental sciences - e.g. chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, design technology
  • Group 5: Mathematical sciences - to choose mathematics at four levels: Mathematical Studies SL, Mathematics SL, Mathematics HL and Further Mathematics HL
  • Group 6: Art - the science of theater, painting, film, music, dance.

A subject from group 6 can be arbitrary changed to another one from group 1,2,3,4 or 5.

At least 3 and max. 4 subjects must be at the advanced level (Higher Level - 6h week).
Other subjects (3 or 2) are on the basic (SL - Standard Level - 4h week).

Extended Essay (EE) 

Written research work on the topic chosen by the student. It should contain about 4000 words.

In order to write Extended Essay, the student conducts his own research, and the whole work takes the form of a science. The process of creating EE is based on cooperation with the supervising teacher.

The EE should be started in the first year of study, under the supervision of the teacher of the subject. The paper, evaluated externally, must be original and independent.

Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

A two-year course, which aims to bring students closer to the nature and genesis of knowledge. The fundamental question that sets the course is: "How do we know that?".

The course always refers to the subjects selected by the student as part of the program.

This subject is run for 2 hours per week and supports the formation of the learning process.

The aim of TOK is the education and eliciting of a critical thinking, seeking and intellectively active young person.

Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)

One of the conditions in order to obtain the IB diploma is also the implementation of the CAS program - "creativity, action, help".

Creativity refers to art, artistic sensitivity and creative thinking,
Action is related to physical activity and a healthy lifestyle,
Service is directed at charity and social work.

The student has to do 150 hours of CAS work (free of charge) in a two-year study cycle under the supervision of a CAS coordinator.


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