The IB Diploma Programme presents a rigorous and balanced educational curriculum that spans two years and is offered in English at Newton Free School. It culminates in final examinations and a qualification highly esteemed by top universities worldwide.

This demanding program fosters critical thinking by exploring various subjects and promoting an international outlook. In addition to mastering six subject areas through courses and exams, IB Diploma Programme students must participate in Creativity, Action, Service (CAS), undertake individual research via the Extended Essay (EE), and delve into the Theory of Knowledge (TOK).

This comprehensive approach prepares students not just for university success but also for a fulfilling life beyond academia.

Students enrolled in the Full Diploma Programme pursue six subjects, three at a higher level and three at a standard level. To ensure a comprehensive experience across various disciplines like languages, social studies, experimental sciences, and mathematics, students must select one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, as outlined in the curriculum model.

The sixth subject allows flexibility, permitting a choice from other science disciplines or individuals and societies. Higher Level (HL) subjects, encompassing approximately 240 teaching hours, offer an extensive exploration of these subjects, while Standard Level (SL) courses involve around 150 teaching hours.

The curriculum is made up of the DP core and 6 subject groups:

The three elements of the DP core, Theory of Knowledge (TOK), the Extended Essay (EE), and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) are part of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) core, and mandatory for all students.

At Newton Free School DP curriculum consists of 5 subject groups, each containing different courses.

Studies in language and literature

    • Language A: Literature (Georgian)
    • Language A: Literature (English)

Language acquisition

    • Language B: English
    • German ab initio


    • Applications and Interpretations
    • Analysis and Approaches

Individuals and societies

    • History
    • Business Management
    • Global Politics


    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Computer Science

A fundamental principle guiding IB assessment is the uniformity of standards globally. Throughout the two-year instructional period, a diverse range of assessment methods is employed to recognize both academic content and the approach to achievement, accommodating various learning styles.

Final examinations in each subject occur in May and are assessed by international examiner teams trained and overseen by the IBO. Marks allotted for each subject span from 1 (the lowest) to 7 (the highest). Additionally, students can earn up to three extra points based on their combined outcomes in the Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay.

The complete diploma is granted to students who attain a minimum of 24 points (minimum 12 points in HL subjects & 9 points in SL subjects) and demonstrate satisfactory involvement in Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS).

The highest possible total for a Diploma Programme student is 45 points. Assessment involves a combination of internal and external evaluations, with the ratio varying across different subjects.

Interested students and families shall send an email stating the interest in IB DP at Newton Free School to

The email shall indicate:

1. Name and last name of a student

2. Current Grade

3. Current School

4. Phone Number

5. Email

6. Name and last name of legal guardian

7. Email of a legal guardian

8. Phone number of a guardian

Once the admission process opens, interested candidates and families will be informed by email.

The admissions process will include:

1. Filling an Online Application Form

2. Tests in Mathematics and English

3. Academic transcripts of grades 9-10

4. A personal interview