Curriculum

The ISK Tirol offers an international curriculum on one location for 10-11 until 18-19 year old students, who get prepared at best for the globalized world in the future.

During their time at the ISK Tirol the young individuals learn to be open-minded, communicative, social, inquiring and reflecting. High value is placed on personal development, enhancing creativity and social responsibility.

Main focuses:

LanguagesEnglish - German - Spanish
SciencesMathematics - Biology & environmental Science - Chemistry - Physics - Lab
Individuals & SocietiesHistory - Economics - Geography - Psychology & Philosophy
The ArtsVisual Arts - Music - Theatre
Information TechnologyIT - ITGS/Digital Society - IT Statistics Course
Physical EducationSports - Outdoor and fun sports
Religious EducationCatholic - Protestant - Islam

Further special contents: English Preparation, German Immersion, Coaching, Academic writing

LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOL

In the 5th up to the 8th the ISK Tirol offers a modern curriculum linked to the international curriculum of the “IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)”.

In the first class (5th grade), the students will be taught bilingual (in German and English) and monolingual (English). Starting with the second class English becomes the language of classroom instruction.

Cultural diversity enriches. Local German speaking kids rapidly achieve an excellent English level in all offered subjects. Students with another native language then German and with an international background receive a modern education in English and learn the German language as well.

At best qualified teachers (German and English native speakers) individually guide the students. The range of subjects of the lower secondary school prepares the students optimally for the upper secondary school of the ISK Tirol and the IB Diploma Programme.

UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL

The curriculum of a normal “Oberstufenrealgymnasium” with all general subjects of a secondary school creates the basis for the education programme in the 4 years of secondary school (9th up to 12th grade).

In addition to the general curriculum the ISK Tirol, as an "IB World School", is authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme (recognised worldwide). Special attention is payed to those specific subjects in the last two grades and everything is excellently linked to the Austrian curriculum.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)  

For the two-year IB Diploma Programme (grades 11 and 12) the students must choose six subjects from six subject groups.

The students need to choose three out of six IB subjects at higher level (240 teaching hours in grades 11 and 12) and three at standard level (150 teaching hours in grades 11 and 12), according to their own interests and competences. For detailed information, please refer to www.ibo.org

The following IB-courses are currently offered at the ISK Tirol:

Group 1 – Studies in Language and Literature [English A – Language and Literature HL]
German A – Language and Literature SL/HL
[Self-taught Program – Mother Tongue]
Group 2 – Language Acquisition English B HL
[German B SL]
Spanish B SL/[HL]
Group 3 – Individuals and Societies Economics SL/[HL]
History SL/HL
ITGS SL/[HL]
Group 4 – Sciences Biology SL/HL
Physics SL/[HL]
Group 5 – Mathematics Mathematics: analysis & approaches SL/[HL]
Group 6 – The Arts Theatre SL/[HL]
Visual Arts SL/HL
IB Diploma Core ToK – Theory of Knowledge
EE – The Extended Essay
CAS – Creativity, Activity, Service

* Subjects in [ ] require special arrangements that might incur additional fees

The “Diploma Core” builds the centrepiece of the IB Diploma Programme. The students:

  • write a research paper (extended essay/EE)

  • enrol for the subject Theory of Knowledge (ToK)

  • take part in the extracurricular projects of the CAS-Programm (Creativity, Activity, Service)