Subject Group 2

The College offers an extensive selection of courses for each of the Groups.

IB Diploma Programme

Language Acquistion

English B HL

English B is a language acquisition course designed for students with some or little previous learning of the language. It aims to provide students with the necessary skills and intercultural understanding to enable them to communicate successfully in environments where English is spoken, expanding awareness of the world and fostering respect for cultural diversity.

Norwegian B SL

Norwegian B is a language acquisition course designed for students with either a little or no previous learning of this language. It aims to provide students with the necessary skills and intercultural understanding to enable them to gain a conversational and written competence in Norwegian, enhancing their knowledge and awareness of the nordic context.

Language ab initio SL

Languages offered: Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish.

The ab initio (“from the start”) course is for students with either no previous experience of studying the language, or no more than a year’s worth of study, who wish to gain a conversational and written competence in the language. Courses are offered in three different languages at RCN. The multi-lingual nature of the RCN student body offers many opportunities beyond the classroom to practice speaking the studied language!

IB Learners strive to be:

Inquirers They develop their
natural curiosity.
They acquire the skills
necessary to conduct
inquiry and research
and show
independence
in learning.
They actively enjoy
learning and this
love of learning
will be sustained
throughout their lives.
Knowledgeable They explore concepts,
ideas and issues
that have local and
global significance.
In so doing,
they acquire
in-depth knowledge
and develop
understanding
across a broad
and balanced
range of disciplines.
Thinkers They exercise
initiative in
applying thinking
skills critically
and creatively
to recognize
and approach
complex problems,
and make reasoned,
ethical decisions.
Communicators They understand
and express ideas
and information
confidently
and creatively
in more than
one language and
in a variety of modes
of communication.
They work effectively
and willingly in
collaboration
with others.
Principled They act with
integrity and honesty,
with a strong sense
of fairness, justice and
respect for the dignity
of the individual,
groups and communities.
They take responsibility
for their own actions
and the consequences
that accompany them.
Open-minded They understand and
appreciate their
own cultures and
personal histories,
and are open
to the perspectives,
values and traditions
of other individuals
and communities.
They are accustomed
to seeking
and evaluating
a range of
points of view,
and are willing
to grow from
the experience.
Caring They show empathy,
compassion and
respect towards
the needs and
feelings of others.
They have a
personal commitment
to service, and act
to make a
positive difference
to the lives
of others
and to
the environment.
Risk-takers They approach
unfamiliar situations
and uncertainty
with courage
and forethought,
and have the
independence
of spirit to
explore new roles,
ideas and strategies.
They are brave
and articulate
in defending
their beliefs.
Balanced They understand
the importance
of intellectual,
physical and
emotional balance
to achieve
personal well-being
for themselves
and others.
Reflective They give thoughtful
consideration to
their own learning
and experience.
They are able
to assess
and understand
their strengths
and limitations
in order to support
their learning and
personal development.