ACADEMICS

To pass the IB Diploma, students choose six subjects from a pool of natural sciences, mathematics, languages and social sciences, three of them on higher level and three on standard level. In addition, they write an Extended Essay about a topic of their choice, participate in the interdisciplinary course Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and spend at least 150 hours on their Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) projects.

UWC Robert Bosch College fosters an environment that pushes you to make your own goals and accomplish them. The intense academic programme (IB) is complemented by excellent facilities and approachable staff.

Gabi
Trinidad & Tobago
Alumna (2015-17), currently studies at NYU Abu Dhabi

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STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

At UWC Robert Bosch College, we offer the study of Language and Literature in English, German, French, Arabic, Spanish and Self-taught (i.e.the mother tongue). Our teachers come from all around the globe: Australia, Singapore, Wales, Chile, Germany, the USA and Lebanon. The focus of this class is to feed the student’s interest in language and literature as well as to polish their ability to critically analyze literary and non-literary texts. See the IB-Definition.

 

 

EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

UWC Robert Bosch College has a special focus on natural sciences. This subject group consists of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and ESS (interdisciplinary subject). The overarching topic in these subjects is sustainability, which is thoroughly implemented in all classes, focusing on the use of technology for sustainable purposes. As not to disregard the practical aspects of experimental sciences, the school has implemented a scientific project week, which takes place once a year. See the IB-Definition.

TOK

What is knowledge? Do we really know what we think we know? The Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course is an invitation to all students to embrace new thoughts, ideas and perspectives and to look at them critically. They learn that knowledge is based on presuppositions, feelings, language and logic and that there are lots of different ways of knowing. TOK is an interdisciplinary subject which is taught by teachers from all six subject groups. See the IB-Definition.

 

 

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LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Language Acquisition classes can be taken in English, French and German. The focus of this course lies on strengthening already existing language skills. Using topics and examples from their corresponding cultural background, the students improve their written and oral command of the language. See the IB-Definition.

MATHEMATICS

The subject group of mathematics is a central part of the UWC education. It is taught as a Standard and Higher Level Course. Moreover, the Math Studies course teaches the fundamentals of mathematics and promotes the application of mathematical concepts and statistical knowledge. See the IB-Definition.
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EXTENDED ESSAY

The Extended Essay is 4000 words long and enables students to freely choose an area of interest and to work on a topic within this area while deepening their knowledge of the subject matter. A teacher supervises this process through which they familiarize themselves with academic writing and research. This experience is completed by visits to the university library of Freiburg and workshops about correct citations by the UWC librarian. See the IB-Definition.

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES

The field of social sciences at UWC Robert Bosch College covers Economics, Environmental Systems & Societies, European History, Asian History, Political Thought and Social and Cultural Anthropology. The main aim of the courses consists in the analysis and understanding of human behavior and experience, as well as in identifying correlations, for example between our behavior and cultural imprint. See the IB-Definition.

THE ARTS

In the artistic field, UWC Robert Bosch college offers Theatre and Visual Arts. This subject group aims to promote the teenager’s creative capabilities whilst arming them with the necessary tools for critical thinking and practical research. See the IB-Definition.

CAS

CAS (Creativity, Activity & Service) has its focus on promoting student’s competence in extra-academic fields. Many of the activities and creativities are supervised by students themselves. In the field of service, the school works closely with organizations located in the city of Freiburg. CAS wants students to practice experience-based learning by encouraging them to get out of their comfort zones and identify areas of interest or challenges that allow them to grow. To see how CAS is implemented at UWC Robert Bosch College, click here.

 

 

NEWS

15. January 2018
UNICEF Charity Concert

The members of the UNICEF CAS at UWC Robert Bosch College would like to invite host families and Freiburg locals to come and join the students for an afternoon filled with music and dance and to get to know the …

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14. January 2018
Closing the Achievement Gap

Global Affairs & Workshop: Join us for this event organized by our partner Carl-Schurz-Haus/Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut (DAI) Freiburg e.V. within the context of “Black History Month” on February 7 from 4 – 6 pm. This public workshop is also a Global …

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