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Admission

Conditions for Admission in Primary and Secondary

Pre-school & Grades 1 to 5

We accept all students from age 5 to 11.
In order to complete the enrolment, the last two school reports (if available) will be requested, so that EIM may better know the student.
Additionally, each student must take tests so that the teachers may assess his/her level in each subject and in this way organise their teaching and learning tools appropriate to the aptitudes of all.

Grades 6 to 10

We accept all students from age11 to 16.
In order to complete the enrolment, the last two school reports will be requested, so that EIM may better know the student.
Additionally, each student must take tests so that the teachers may assess his/her level in each subject and in this way organise their teaching and learning tools appropriate to the aptitudes of all.

Grades 11 and 12
(DP: IB Diploma Programme)

Access conditions

For a student already at EIM to progress into DP1 (the first year of the Diploma Programme), his/her choice of subjects at SL (standard level) and at HL (higher level) must be approved by his/her teachers. If they do not agree with the student’s choice or if, for the three HL subjects, the student has not yet shown him/herself to be sufficiently able, the Head of School and the IB DP Coordinator, in the context of a discussion with the student and his/her parents, may decide to allow the student to follow this programme, on the understanding that he/she demonstrate a real investment in these subjects. The objective of this discussion is to provide a plan to support the student in his/her studies. Additionally, it will be advised that the student follow a preparation programme for the IB, for example that provided by ST Clare’s Oxford or Oxford Study Courses during the summer.

For an external student to enter DP1 at EIM, he/she must present his/her last year’s school report. EIM will also contact the student’s previous school in order to gain information on the student’s academic history and the choices to be made for the student’s options. Additionally, the student must take a placement test in Mathematics and in French or English, depending on his/her linguistic profile.

The different stages

In order to inform students and parents of the demands and the interests of the Diploma Programme, several meetings are organised:

1. For the students already attending EIM, a presentation is given to grade 10 during the month of January in order to formally present the IB Diploma Programme. The IB coordinator will explain the demands, the course choice and the programme’s common core. The students will then be able to meet the different IB subject teachers in order to discuss further. Students arriving at EIM for the Diploma Programme will receive all the information during the different information sessions organised by the school or during a meeting with the IB coordinator.
2. During the month of February, each student will meet with the IB coordinator to discuss sensible course choices according to his/her results and future studies. As explained in the access conditions, this meeting may, in certain cases, be held in the presence of the management and the student’s parents.
3. The course choice confirmation must be handed in to the IB coordinator for the 30th June. It may be possible to change the course choice if the student feels it is necessary and if the school is able to meet the demand.

Conditions for success in the Diploma Programme

A student in DP1 will continue the diploma programme automatically into DP2.

A candidate will be awarded the IB diploma upon satisfying the following conditions:

  1. The required elements of the CAS programme have been satisfactorily completed;
  2. The candidate has received a total score of at least 24 points;
  3. The grade “N” has not been attributed for the theory of knowledge, extended essay or any other subject contributing to the IB diploma;
  4. The final grade “E” has not been attributed to either the theory of knowledge or the extended essay;
  5. The final grade of 1 has not been attributed in any subject at any level;
  6.  A maximum of two final grades of 2 have been attributed at any level;
  7. A maximum of three final grades of 3 or less have been attributed at any level;
  8. The candidate has a total of at least 12 points in their higher level subjects (for candidates taking four subjects at higher level, only the three highest grades count);
  9. The candidate has a total of at least 9 points in the standard level subjects (candidates taking only two subjects at standard level must total at least 5 points);
  10. The candidate has not received a penalty for academic misconduct from the Final Award Committee.
  11. A maximum of three examination sessions is allowed in which to satisfy the requirements for the award of the IB Diploma. The examination sessions need not be consecutive.

(General regulations: Diploma Programme, International Baccalaureate Organization, Geneva, 2014, p. 9)

The following table is used for attributing points for the Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and the extended essay.

(International Baccalaureate Organization, Handbook of procedures for the Diploma Programme, Geneva, 2015, p. 123)


Revision of the admissions policy

This document has been created by the teachers of the Diploma Programme, the IB coordinator and the school management.

This admissions policy may be reviewed and adjusted each year by the teaching body in order to update and maintain its content according to the philosophy of the school and the IB.