Diploma Programme

Mark Twain International School

10 Reasons why the IB Diploma Programme (DP) is ideal preparation for university

It increases academic opportunity

Research*shows that DP graduates are much more likely to be enrolled at top higher education institutions than entrants holding other qualications.

IB students care about more than just results

Through creativity, action, service (CAS) you learn outside the classroom and develop emotionally and ethically as well as intellectually.

It encourages you to become a condent and independent learner

For example, the extended essay requires independent research through an in-depth study.

It’s an international qualication

The DP is recognized globally by universities and employers.

Graduates are globally minded

Language classes encourage an international mindset, key for increasingly globalized societies.

The IB encourages critical thinking

Learn how to analyse and evaluate issues, generate ideas and consider new perspectives.

DP students have proven time management skills

Take good study habits and strong time management to further education and the working world.

It assesses more than examination techniques

Learn to understand, not just memorize facts or topics and prepare for exams.

Subjects are not taught in isolation

Theory of knowledge (TOK) classes encourage you to make connections between subjects.

It encourages breadth and depth of learning

You are able to choose courses from six subject groups and study subjects at dierent levels.

IB Diploma Programme Coordinator

My name is Olivia Fotescu and I am currently the Diploma Programme Coordinator at Mark Twain International School. I have been passionately teaching Mathematics for the past 20 years. After gaining the Bachelor Diploma in 2000 and Master Diploma in Algebra in 2002, I have enriched my teaching experience working in public schools in Romania and joining a private school in Budapest for 4 years, as Head of Mathematics.

I joined Mark Twain International School in 2019 immediately after my family repatriation and I have discovered here a fantastic team of dedicated teachers.
In the past few years I had the chance of being trained as both MYP Mathematics teacher and Diploma Programme Coordinator. This is how I have discovered the unlimited beauty of IB education and the unexpected horizons that this kind of international education is opening for the students.

The Diploma Programme is a challenging and equally rewarding 2 years-long programme, rigorously guided by International Baccalaureate Organization, focused on each student’s personal growth, giving all of them the freedom of creating their unique personal pathways.
Our school is offering the Diploma Programme for all our students who want international recognition, by continuously and carefully guiding them in correlation with the results of Pre-DP tests for Mathematics and English.

Diploma Programme encourages students to become active compassionate and lifelong learners while being committed to testing independent thinking and research skills during rigorously developed assessments while respecting strictly the academic honesty and integrity.

Our team of open-minded DP teachers are constantly trained according to the latest standards of IB. They are always ready to help the students to achieve more than they think they can, they are inspiring students not only academically, but also personally and socially and to make a difference in the world.
Personally, I believe that you can teach a student a lesson every day but if you can teach him to learn by creative curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. This is my mission at Mark Twain IS.