College Bilingue IBS seeks to enroll students of good character and demonstrated academic, sport and cultural ability and achievement. Our vision, as a Group of schools is to develop our students to become global achievers. Students who want to take advantage of the opportunities for growth and development and who will bring a broad range of backgrounds, talents and interest are encouraged to apply for a place at this progressive high school.
IBS admits students from any ethnic, cultural and linguistic background as our methods are well tailored to helping students learn from a culture or language that is not theirs without losing their own individual identity. Our school is unique in the sense that it gives the student the capability of being able to speak and work in both French and English throughout his entire school period. We assist the English speakers acquire the French language skills and vice versa.
Admissions for a particular academic year begin from the month of June and due to our philosophy of not exceeding an average of 25 students per class, places are very competitive. Prospective students should therefore apply as early as possible.
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The Senegal national programme for secondary schools runs for 7 years divided into 4 years of Junior and 3 years of Senior secondary education. Being a bilingual institution, College Bilingue IBS runs an academic programme that is well adapted to the present and future development of the student. From Junior Secondary 1 – 4, we run a bilingual programme that offers English based subjects - Mathematics, Social Studies, English Language and Computer Education coupled with other Senegal national curriculum subjects. To enable students succeed in the French based national examinations like the BFEM and the BAC, we offer students from classes 5 – 7, only French based subjects, with English as a subject.
In addition, as from grade 12 (Premiere), we offer a special TOEFL programme to prepare students for the TOEFL examinations in their final year, presenting them with the opportunity of gaining admission to any English speaking university worldwide.
The use of Information Communication Technology (ICT)
College Bilingue IBS believes in the integration of Information Communication Technology into the learning process. It is important that the use of ICT are not used merely as entertainment or distraction, but rather as a means to engage the minds of our students in the work being covered. Each student have access to the Internet using some form of device.
Academic Support Programme
It was Thomas Edison who said that “genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”. Academic success is not realized overnight; it generally requires hours of concentrated effort, and sustained focus. Whilst our educators cannot do the work for students, we are dedicated to supporting all of them to develop a culture of academic success at the College.
Despite the challenge in assisting our non-french speaking students to develop skills in the language, IBS is proud of his achievments in the national examinsations like the BFEM (Brevet de Fin d’Etudes Moyen) and the BAC where we have presented our students. Our average success rates have ranged from 75 – 90% yearly and we are not resting on our oars.