Learning at Mashrek
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two year rigorous and prestigious pre-university qualification. It is highly acclaimed as a solid preparation for higher education and is recognized by universities worldwide. The programme is known for matching breadth with depth and for its holistic outlook. It is a programme for students aged 16 to 19 and focuses on preparing students for success at universities and life beyond. It is based on 6 courses at higher level or standard level in addition to 3 core requirements:
  1. The Extended Essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying.
  2. Theory of Knowledge develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
  3. CAS (Creativity, Activity & Service) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Activity seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical action. Service with the community offers a vehicle for new learning with academic value. The 3 strands of CAS enhance students' personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.
The subjects offered at Mashrek International School are: Group 1 (Language A): English A (Literature), Arabic A (Literature) at both Higher and Standard levels (HL & SL), Group 2 (Second Language): English B HL, Arabic B HL, Arabic B SL, Arabic Ab Initio SL (for non-Jordanian students), Group 3 (Individual Societies): Economics, Business and Management and History (Route 1) HL & SL, Global Politics HL & SL, Group 4 (Experimental Sciences): Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science and Design & Technology HL & SL, Group 5 (Mathematics): Mathematics HL & SL, Mathematical Studies SL, Group 6 (The Arts): Visual Arts HL & SL, Theatre SL or any subject from Group 1 to 5 HL/SL. Parents are encouraged to make appointments with teachers, coordinators and heads of schools to deepen their understanding of their son's/daughter's academic growth.