International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme final art show

International Baccalaureate diploma art show

International Baccalaureate diploma programme visual art final show.

Students at ICS can study visual art, film or music as part of IB Diploma Art. This week the visual arts cohort had their final exhibition. The students create a curatorial rationale from the theme developed over two years.

Inspired by nature

One student concentrated on nature. She was inspired by her love of Finnish and Norwegian folk tales. Landscape is important in these myths and legends. They inspired paintings and installations which became a book of art.

IB Diploma teacher Lucinda Metcalfe why students should take art

Creativity takes courage

Creativity takes courage. These students have shown that. Students build up skills and techniques over the two years. They experiment to build up a visual language that can say powerful things. This crosses over different languages and cultures.

We live in a visual world

Our world is becoming reliant on understanding images. I think art can communicate what you sometimes can't say. Like when you are lost for words you still have feelings you want to express. It also encourages you to engage with the world around you and find out more.

ICS IB students go through in BBC Short Story competition

ICS students go through in BBC writing competition

In February, our Year 5 and Year 6 International Baccalaureate students visited a live BBC broadcast to launch the annual 500 Word Essay competition.  Our students then spent time in class drafting and writing their personal essays.  The essays were submitted to the BBC and were judged on the following categories.

  • Originality
  • Plot
  • Characterisation
  • Language
  • Enjoyment

Congratulations to two students whose stories were chosen to make it through to the next round. The BBC received 131,798 entries and only 5,000 go to the Reading Agency for the second round of judging. 

This success is a great example of how our international community connects with the amazing resources in London. It also shows how the International Baccalaureate develops world class writers. We wish them both good luck in the next round!