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Curriculum

TASIS England offers an international and American college preparatory program that prepares students for universities and colleges in the US, UK, and worldwide.

Throughout Upper School, the core subjects (English, history, mathematics, science, and foreign languages) are complemented by the arts, humanities, and physical education. We prepare our students for the challenges and opportunities of the future by recognizing each individual's unique strengths, interests, and skills. For the final two years in the Upper School, students follow one of two pathways:

  • the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, a comprehensive two-year program that encourages critical thinking, research skills, and service as part of the learning process; or
  • the American college-preparatory curriculum enhanced by a wide choice of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and culminating in the American High School Diploma. Students following this curriculum may also take some IB classes on a stand-alone basis as a certificate course.

Both diplomas are widely accepted by universities and colleges around the world. Whichever curriculum they follow, our students are well prepared for a successful transition to further education.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses include Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Comparative Government/US Government (alternating years), Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Literature & Composition, English Language & Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Macro Economics, Micro Economics, Music Theory, Physics 1 & 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US History. 

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme courses include:
Group 1: Language A Literature (HL/SL): English;
               Language A Language and Literature (HL/SL): English, German, Spanish;
               (SL) School-Supported Self-Taught Literature A
Group 2: Language B (HL/SL): French, German, Spanish;
               Language Ab Initio (SL): French, Spanish
Group 3: Individuals and Societies (HL/SL): Digital Societies, Economics,
               History, Psychology
Group 4: Sciences (HL/SL): Biology, Chemistry, Physics;
               (SL) Environmental Systems and Societies;
               Computer Science
Group 5: Mathematics: (HL/SL) Analysis and Approaches
               (SL) Applications and Interpretation
Group 6: The Arts (HL/SL): Film, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts

Core Components: Theory of Knowledge; Extended Essay; Creativity, Activity,
               and Service (CAS)

International Section courses are offered in English (all levels), Biology, US History, and World History.

English-as-an-Additional Language courses, in ascending order, are offered at Levels 1-4

My older son joined TASIS for his final year from overseas. As you can imagine changing schools at such a time could have been a disaster but nothing could have been further from the truth. He fitted in straight away, took challenging courses and did extremely well. 

TASIS Parent