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BSS Induction week 2023

19 Jun 2023

During the Induction week, our teachers and students presented the design and structure of our College Programme: The International Baccalaureate (IB).

Each subject teacher had the opportunity to introduce the courses they teach within the IB framework. They highlighted the specific assessment guidelines and standards that students will need to meet in order to successfully complete their courses.

On Monday Naomi Van Wyngaarden, Deputy Head and IB DP Coordinator, along with Emilia Ilieva, Academic Head, recently presented the IB Diploma programme offered by the British School of Sofia (BSS). More:
The entire presentation on the IB Diploma programme is available on the British School of Sofia's (BSS) YouTube channel:
On Wednesday, we organized an informal meeting with Elena Koleva, BSS school counselor and career advisor. This meeting provided a valuable opportunity for our students to ask questions regarding the selection of subjects within the IB program and their relevance to university applications.

The focus of the meeting was to help students understand the significance of subject choices within the IB program and how they align with their future university aspirations. Elena Koleva emphasized the importance of selecting subjects that align with their interests, strengths, and long-term goals. She also provided valuable insights into the expectations and requirements of universities, highlighting the impact that subject choices can have on the admissions process.

One of the key aspects emphasized within the International Baccalaureate framework is the study of foreign languages. This aspect empowers our students to inquire about the world we live in and encourages them to develop a deeper understanding of global interconnectedness. By exploring different languages, students gain insight into the intricate connections between language, culture, and the concepts that shape our society.

In Mrs. Bori's German IB Language class this week, students immersed themselves in the fundamental concepts related to one of the thematic areas of the course: Human Ingenuity or "Menschliche Erfindungsgabe" in German. This theme is approached through the lens of the macro concept of 'Innovation'.

The class began by engaging in a meaningful discussion about the definition of 'Innovation'. They then proceeded to delve deeper into the topic by exploring the profound impact of recent technological advancements and discoveries on our daily lives. This thought-provoking conversation allowed students to critically reflect on the ways in which innovation has transformed various aspects of society.

By actively engaging in these discussions and investigations, our students are encouraged to develop their critical thinking skills and gain a broader perspective on the world. Through the IB programme, we strive to provide them with a comprehensive education that prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

The Induction week provided an excellent platform for students to familiarize themselves with the IB programme and its core principles.

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