Diploma Programme Welcome Letter

Dear Students and Parents:

Oeiras International School is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, an exciting, challenging and rigorous programme requiring not only academic application, but a growing awareness of what it means to be part of today’s world.

At OIS we offer a selection of subjects wide enough to allow our students entrance to all degrees in many countries of the world including Portugal. Our teachers are experts in their subject areas and extremely dedicated to the success of our students. Tutors together with teachers provide supportive pastoral care.

To give our students that unique experience, OIS provides a rich option of within school activities and opportunities in the local community or abroad. These promote physical activity, creative expression and service to the community. Examples of activities are working as volunteers in institutions for the elderly, for children or disabled people, participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, repairing houses in Barcarena, participating in musical evenings, school productions and sports teams.

We look forward to welcoming you for a visit to our astonishing grounds and for a detailed discussion of the possible options and requirements to become part of the OIS community and the Diploma Programme.

Best wishes,

Francisco Vargas

Diploma Coordinator

DP Coordination

DP Coordinator Creativity, Activity and Service Coordinator
Francisco Vargas John Brown

Subjects on offer for the 2016/2017 school year:

1 English A language & literature James Anstis
English A literature and Performance Allyson Connell
French A literature self-taught Marine Gonindard
Portuguese A language & literature Joana Carvalho
Portuguese A literature Filipa Santos
Chinese A Language and Literature Yu Cheng
2 English B
French B
German ab initio
Mandarin ab initio Yu Cheng
Portuguese B Isabel Loureiro
Spanish B Antonieta Galvez
3 Business and Management
History Neale Davies
Psychology John Brown
4 Biology Steve Bruce-Lomba
Physics Francisco Vargas
Environmental Systems and Societies
Sports Exercise and Health Science Inês Lima
5 Mathematics HL Chari Empis
Mathematics SL Rachel Zewde
Mathematical Studies André Lopes
6 Visual Arts Pedro Zamith
Music Barbara Guimarães
CORE Creativity, Action and Service John Brown
Extended Essay Subject teachers
Theory of Knowledge Allyson Connell / James Anstis / Paul Stedman

Diploma News

– UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service): International Qualifications for entry to university or college in 2013:

Appendix CIB Diploma Programme has been awarded UCAS Tariff points.

MYP a strong predictor of performance in the DP