Recognising that the IB DP programme is one of the most rigorous programmes offered today, CGS has designed the Pre-IB DP programme for students attending grade10 (A’ Lyceum). Students are gradually introduced to the spirit, curriculum and implementation of the IB DP programme while acquiring valuable experience.

By focusing on improving their study habits and general academic performance, students develop a range of academic skills such as critical thinking, written expression and research on the internet which will prove to be indispensable for their success in the IB DP programme.

The courses are taught by experienced IB DP teachers.

Students attend the programme in the afternoon “SMART by Distance” zone (17:30 – 19:00, online).

Students who attend the Pre-IB DP are under no obligation to attend the IB DP programme.

Students and their parents have  the opportunity to attend university presentations  by admission officers visiting our school.


  • Familiarises students with subjects or material not taught in Year 10 / MYP 5 (Psychology, Literature, Biology, Visual Arts, etc.).
  • It provides the students with the required knowledge  regarding the requirements of the IB Diploma Programme.
  • Introduces students to academic subjects delivered in English.
  • Familiarises students with IBDP terminology.

On completion of the Pre-IB DP, students have acquired all the  experience and the knowledge to make an informed decision whether they will attend the IB DP programme.

Pre-IB students can attend courses in the following:

  • English Language & Literature
  • Modern Greek
  • English B, German B, French B & Spanish Ab initio
  • History
  • Global politics
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Business & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Visual Arts
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Computer Science
  • Theory of Knowledge

The students have the opportunity to participate in CAS activities and workshops (Academic etiquette, Profile building, Time management, Choosing the right univeristy).

For CGS students:

  • Middle School marks
  • Level of English
  • Test in General knowledge-Critical thinking
  • Interview

For non-CGS students:

  • Diagnostic test
  • Middle School marks
  • Level of English
  • Interview

Further infomartion for parents

Pre-IB DP co-ordinator is Anna Probana email:

Every year, and immediately after the end of the academic year, the CGS IB Diploma Programme organises intensive summer courses for students who wish to begin the IB the following academic year. They have two main aims:

– To provide students with the prerequisite knowledge for the IB and broaden every student’s knowledge so that they commence the IB programme suitably prepared.

– To provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills regarding the demands of the internal assessment of the IB programme (assignments, extended essay, theory of knowledge, workshops, etc).

Nowadays it has become common practice among IB schools to offer summer course as they contribute to the successful integration of pupils into the IB programme, its mentality and philosophy, and supports pupils who have already completed the first year of the IB.

The courses are taught by experienced IB teachers from all over the world and our school. Many of the teachers are IBO examiners.

The summer courses are open to students attending our school and students from all over the world. The course are taught in small groups so that teachers are able to design tailor-made lessons after first taking into account the individual needs of each student..

Apart from the academic programme and their commitments, students participate in sports, creative activities and field trips.

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