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The continuation of the IB® Diploma Program depends on the number of students and the evaluation of the ZfA (Zentralstelle für Auslandsstellen) as well as the assessment of the German Embassy and the school board.
We notice again and again that the students have to work more independently, especially in the GIB. They have to stick to the deadlines provided. The regulations set by the IBO are binding, meaning that even the DIS Doha school management and the GIB coordinator cannot override them. These rules apply equally to all students and are of high importance. We have noticed again and again that especially when it comes to organization required for passing the exams, the students simply need to work out a so-called lesson planning and design in order to successfully reach their goal of completion.
QR 46,632 per year
Generally in the beginning of April
Generally not – consultation essential!
No. Please bring the Grade 10 certificate to a meeting. There will then be an individual consultation.
Are there any testimonials from students studying at universities in Germany after graduating from GIB at DIS Doha?
The students who graduated from DIS Doha with their GIB® degree are currently studying at international universities where their diplomas are recognized, and they are completing the necessary degrees there. We have received positive feedback so far.
Under certain circumstances, an “IB® degree” in Germany is recognized as a university entrance qualification. For more information, please contact the university or the KMK in Germany to find out whether the respective “IB® degree” with the selected subjects is recognized as a university entrance qualification in Germany.
DIS Doha has a cooperative arrangement with various universities. These include the University of Bremen and the University of Marburg. Additionally, initial discussions have also been held with the University of Applied Sciences in Anhalt and the University of Muenster.
In Germany, the GIB® degree is recognized by the Standing Conference of Ministers for Culture and Educational Affairs (Kultusministerkonferenz, KMK). The universities decide on admission. The GIB® degree is considered a German university entrance qualification.
There may be limitations, depending on the subjects chosen in the IB. Here, a review of the IB certificate by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) can provide information.
The GIB is recognized by the Conference of Ministers of Education in Germany.
Yes, the GIB also includes a general entrance qualification if, in addition, a one-year internship has been carried out in qualified companies which are training companies (46 weeks of work, 6 weeks of holidays).
The Mixed Language Baccalaureate allows students to study in Germany and waives the need to take a language test specifically in Germany to demonstrate competency, particularly in German. In the case of the International Baccalaureate, there is a possibility that the different subjects at their different levels will not be recognized in Germany. In any case, the variety of subjects at DIS Doha allows for a university entrance qualification in Germany and worldwide.
The GIB and the Abitur are nearly identical as university entrance qualifications. The final examinations are centrally organized in both cases. The GIB is somewhat more challenging in its requirements for independent learning. The Abitur still allows students to obtain the college entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife) after completing 11th grade under certain conditions; this is not possible with the GIB. This means that it is mandatory for students to take their exam after 12th grade, which they can still repeat a maximum of two times. 24 points must be achieved as the minimum requirement level. This corresponds to a grade of 4.0, according to the German grading system. Achieving 45 points is the highest possible score in the GIB and corresponds to a grade of 1.0.
Can extracurricular activities of the students in various subjects later be counted toward the GIB grade?
All extracurricular activities that you pursue and carry out based on your children’s inclinations will naturally help your child’s development. We ask that you obtain appropriate certificates from the institutes which provide you with the tutors or that carry out projects with your students. Of course, these certificates can be used by your child later in life and will necessarily support them in their professional interests. However, DIS Doha does not offer extra recognition for these since they are exclusively private activities.
The GIB® begins in 11th grade.
What additional qualifications will my child need if he or she does not graduate from high school but from GIB?
As a rule, the child does not need any additional qualification to study in Germany with the GIB degree. He/she/* only needs to have the university examination office transfer the GIB* certificate into an adequate Numerus Clausus certificate according to the German grade point average. There are clear regulations on this matter.
What are IB® exams like? Are they different from class tests and long tests? Are there any special rules?
The GIB® exams involve at least two so-called “mock exams” in each subject during the school year. The GIB® exams are always multi-stage. In 12th grade, the GIB® exams are set by the IBO and are administered according to a specific exam pattern, usually consisting of two to three parts. Essentially, the students have to submit a variety of different exams, as well as independent work. This means that they are required to meet deadlines for the submission of internal and external assessments. These are additional certificates of achievement or independent, semi-scientific work that must be handed in.
As it currently stands, students need a successful completion of 11th grade at the Gymnasium level. Here it is important to note that students who have achieved the Upper Level at Realschule (Mittlerer Bildungsabschluss) can only transfer to the GIB® (Gemischtsprachiges Bakkalaureate) level at our school if they have achieved a grade average of 3 in the written subjects and a grade average of 3 in the non-written subjects. However, the student’s work attitude is also important for admission to the GIB®. A final decision on admission to the GIB is made at a class conference with the participating members of the Board and the Embassy.
The German International School’s advancement rules from 11th to 12th grade are clear. The minimum requirement is 22 points. A maximum of 2 poor performances of 2 or 3 points can be compensated by 5 points each.
In the GIB®, the grading ranges from 7 to 1, where 7 is the best performance 1 is the lowest performance.
(no longer 1–6)
Please contact the GIB® coordination for more information.
The students receive a learning contract at the beginning of the GIB at the German International School which stipulates by which date they must have completed certain achievements. Due to the small groups that we can offer at DIS Doha, support is definitely possible. We have always done everything possible to encourage the students, to give them tips and important suggestions, to support them individually when time allowed, to prepare them for the exams. Unfortunately, we can’t do the learning for them. The preparation includes a lot of instructional material, which is completed and prepared. The mock exams offer questions relevant to the exam and are given to them in the years before so that they are optimally prepared for the exam.
How well does my child have to speak German to be able to attend the GIB at the German School Doha?
Your child needs the B2 level, which means in detail:
- Listening comprehension
• I can understand in detail what I’m told in the standard language – even if there are disturbing noises in the surroundings.
• I can understand most documentary broadcasts on the radio that speak standard language and hear the speakers’ mood, etc.
• I can understand reports, live interviews, talk shows, TV plays and most movies on TV, as long as the standard language is spoken, not dialect.
- Reading comprehension
• I can quickly grasp the content and importance of news, articles, and reports on topics related to my interests or profession.
• I can also read and understand articles that go beyond my own area if I can occasionally look up the dictionary for control purposes.
• I can read reviews that deal with the content and judgment of cultural events (movies, theater, books, concerts), and summarize the main messages.
• I can write a summary of an article on a topic of general interest.
• I can summarize information from various sources and media in writing.
• I can write a short discussion about a movie or a book.
Students do not choose subject focus areas, but they choose subjects. Some of the subjects are predetermined. As a rule, the choice is only between Chemistry Higher Level and History Higher Level.
On the contrary, other schools have sought cooperation from us in order to increase their subject diversity. This requires an enormous amount of effort. Cooperation with other schools is no longer possible for work-related reasons.
My child is interested in a particular subject which is not offered at DIS Doha. Can the school fill this gap by putting them in touch with teachers from other schools?
If a subject is not offered at DIS Doha, this subject may be offered at other institutions. Please keep in mind that the subject diversity at DIS Doha offers the possibility to study in Germany and internationally, and the subjects offered are pre-determined. If a student takes a different subject at another school, there is always the risk that this subject will not be recognized in Germany and therefore pursuing university studies may not be possible at all. Therefore, please always keep in mind that when choosing a subject, written and non-written subjects must be selected according to the German KMK guidelines. If you are at another IB® school, please clarify this with the IB® coordinator there.
Students must choose German, History and a Natural Science, usually biology, as compulsory subjects in any case, and they must also take English at the higher level. The remaining subjects can be chosen to a lesser degree.
The subjects offered at our school are German, English, History, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, CAS (Community Activity Service) and TOK (Terms of Knowledge). When registering for these subjects, please refer to the registration form for the respective performance levels. The school administration decides on the offer of higher level courses (at least three must be taken) at the end of the previous school year.
The subject combinations usually play a secondary role when it comes to courses of study at university. All subjects that the students would like to study are fulfilled with the university entrance qualification. Often the Numerus Clausus (set number of spots per course of studies) is decisive. For example, no matter what subject combination, law can be studied, of course, even though law is not offered as a subject at the school.
Currently, Mathematics, English and Chemistry are taught in English, and all other subjects are/can be taught in German. Deviations are possible.
Basically the subjects English, German, Biology, Maths and History have to be taken.