Выпускники DP

Senior School (Diploma Programme)


Benefits of Choosing the Diploma Programme

The Diploma Programme provides an opportunity to learn and practice a set of skills and mindset that best prepares for the years to come in university
This programme offers a wide range of choices that allow students to develop to their fullest potential, building character through creativity, service as action within the community and beyond, and an understanding of the need to care for one’s physical and mental wellbeing
Diploma Programme graduates show higher levels of persistence, and are therefore more likely to continue to their second year of university
In the UK, DP students were 3 times more likely to enroll in a top 20 university in 2021
Additionally, DP students have higher educational outcomes in universities. Research shows that DP graduates are 40% more likely to obtain a first or upper second-class honors degree than other graduates
A study in Australia, England and Norway found that DP students had significantly higher levels of critical thinking, compared to their peers in other curriculums. This difference was more noticeable in Year 13, the second year of the programme
Research in Canada has shown that DP graduates earn higher university degrees, were less likely to drop out of their courses or programs and were more likely to graduate according to schedule
Studies in 21st Century skills conducted in universities in Australia and East Asia have indicated that Diploma Programme graduates have higher capacities in time management, cultural sensitivity, leadership and global mindedness
Assessment in the Diploma Programme is designed for learning as well as evidencing it, as it enables students to develop communication, research and thinking skills effectively

The Core Components of the Diploma Programme

TOK: Theory of Knowledge presents students the chance to reflect on the nature of knowledge and to think critically about the roles of knowledge in their own culture, and of other cultures around the world.

Extended Essay: The Extended Essay is an independent research essay that investigates a topic of a student’s personal interest.

Creativity, Activity, Service: Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) gets students involved in an array of activities alongside their academic studies, to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning.

Theory of Knowledge

Through discussion and inquiry, students learn more about their own personal assumptions and beliefs, and develop an appreciation of varied, cultural perspectives. The structure of TOK is designed and arranged almost wholly of questions, and further assessed through an exhibition and 1,600 word essay. Students showcase three objects in the exhibition to investigate how Theory of Knowledge is present and evident in the world we live in, and the essay concentrates on a conceptual matter. Becoming more aware of and familiar with the intricacies of knowledge encourages students not only to be better thinkers but also to understand the importance of acting responsibly. TOK enables students to distinguish between what is speculation and what is credible or factual, what is subjective and objective, and how beliefs and perceptions affect them as inquirers and thinkers, factors that continue to support their personal development in higher education and throughout life.

The Extended Essay

The Extended Essay is a 4,000 word composition that delves into a topic personally chosen by the student, a topic that is connected to one of their six Diploma Programme subjects, or a World Studies essay emphasizing a topic of global significance. The process of the essay allows students to develop analytical skills, communicative expression, and the ability to evaluate knowledge. Supervisors and teachers in the DP provide guidance and counsel to aid students throughout the research process and also conduct three mandatory reflection sessions with them that discuss their successes and difficulties they encountered while researching and also what they have learned. Both the extended essay and reflection sessions give students practical and valuable preparation to navigate interviews for university acceptance or employment opportunities.

Creativity, Activity, Service

The three components of CAS are distinguished by specific characteristics: arts and other activities that necessitate creative thinking for Creativity, physical exercise and activities that lead to healthy life choices for Activity, and voluntary and unpaid work or aid for Service. CAS projects challenge students to take initiative, collaborate with others, persevere, develop better self-determination, and enhance their problem solving and decision making skills. Although CAS is not formally assessed, students often experience a deep and meaningful journey of self-discovery and overcome obstacles to reach the specific needs and goals required in the programme.


Outstanding IB Diploma Results at Brookes Moscow


Brookes Moscow are extremely proud of all our Graduates and our first ever Diploma Programme results for 2021/22. It was truly an honour to celebrate the founding students results and their outstanding achievements since the opening of our school.

Our 2023 cohort Diploma programme points average stands at over 31,27 points, above the world average - 30,24. Furthermore, special mention should go to 5 students who achieved above 40: scores 40, 40, 40, 41 and 42 respectively.

And our 2023 cohort Diploma programme points average Brookes Moscow average points: 34/45

Brookes Moscow is incredibly proud of it's graduating class of 2023, with our cohort going to some of the world's best universities. From numerous Russell Group universities in the UK, to some of the top ranked US, Dutch and Spanish institutions, they have cast their nets far and wide, showing the global opportunities that the Diploma Programme provides. Our 33 graduates are going to a total of 7 different countries, studying across a range of disciplines. We look forward to hearing of their future success and welcoming them back to speak to future generations. Congratulations class of 2023!

Our students this year have set the bar very high, and they are all looking forward to beginning the next part of their journey at their chosen universities. We wish them all our very best, long into the future.

DP Graduates Results

Diploma Points Average
World points average
The average score
Top Score Achievers
Students scored 40-45 points
Total Points Distribution, %
Achieved higher than the international average
Diplomas Awarded in 2022
6 Bilingual Diplomas awarded

Academic Staff of Diploma Programme

Romashova Varvara
Varvara Romashova
  • Teacher of Russian
  • Bachelor of Phylology (Pushkin State Russian Language Institute), Magister of Phylology (Pushkin State Russian Language Institute)

Being engaged in the processes of education for more than 10 years, I have always been sure that the key to success lies in raising a harmoniously developed personality, not only filled with academic knowledge, but also able to reflect, analyse, experience empathy and a sincere desire to help those who need support. And most importantly they strive for continuous development, continuous education in the broadest sense of the word. When I first came into contact with the Diploma Program while working at an international school in Singapore, I immediately realised how its comprehensiveness and willingness to provide students with every opportunity to achieve their goals and aspirations creates a new type of student who is ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century and strive to become an active part of it. Coordinating the Diploma Program at Brookes, I witness every day how our students unlock their potential through a variety of methods, discover themselves by trying new things in extracurricular activities, and are already starting to change the world for the better, setting new standards.

Campion Craig
Craig Ronald Campion
  • Сhemistry Teacher
  • BSc (University of Canterburry)

I work as a teacher to enjoy the company of the students. I enjoy the interactions we have in class both during practicals and in more formal situations. I have taught all the Sciences at Brookes School at various levels but I really enjoy the awe and excitement of Chemistry. As a teacher, I have worked in Schools in New Zealand , Australia, Sweden and Russia.

Gary Matos
  • Media and English Language & Literature Teacher
  • BA in Media Arts (University College London), PGCE (University College London)

Domenico Galizia
  • Business & Economics Teacher
  • Diploma in Natural Science (Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Turin), Professional retraining "Teaching of Italian" (Interregional Academy of Construction and Industrial Complex)

Brendan Daniel Henderson
  • Head of Upper and Senior School
  • PGCE (University of Ulster)

We are excited to welcome Brendan Henderson as our new Head of Upper and Senior School. Brendan comes with a wealth of experience in international schools, having taught in Malawi, Spain and Russia as well as in his native Ireland. Brendan's previous role was as Deputy Head with responsibility for Sixth Form, in which he was responsible for helping numerous students gain entry to Oxbridge and Ivy League Universities.

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