IB Program at CAS

 "An IB World School Since 1986"

Casablanca American School, the first IB School in North Africa, has been a registered IB World School since 1986 and has maintained an outstanding record of student success in this very rigorous program.  All students in Grades 11 and 12 take courses designed by the International Baccalaureate Foundation. Students may be full Diploma Candidates or Course Certificate Candidates, depending on the number of courses they take on their exams. All students who successfully complete the 12th grade receive a CAS diploma. 

At CAS, juniors and seniors (11th and 12th grade students) study six subjects. One subject from each of the groups 1 – 5  and as their sixth subject, the students may choose either an Arts subject from group 6 or a second subject from groups 1 - 4 (listed below). Three of the subjects are studied at the Higher Level (HL) and three at the Standard Level (SL). HL courses represent 240 teaching hours; SL courses cover 150 hours.  In addition to studying six subjects, each student must complete the requirements for the three core elements of this program. These are the Theory of Knowledge course, the Extended Essay, and the Creativity, Activity, and Service portfolio.

Three Core Elements of the IB Program

IB Course offerings at CAS


The course offerings for each academic year depends on student interest and the availability of teaching personnel. The following is a list of courses that are generally offered at CAS. In some cases, a Higher Level (HL) and a Standard Level (SL) course may be combined.


Group 1

English A Language and Literature 
Group 2 French A Language and Literature, Arabic A Language and Literature, French B, Arabic B, Spanish B, French Ab Initio, Spanish Ab Initio
Group 3 History, Economics, Environmental Systems & Societies and Business Management
Group 4 Biology, Physics, Environmental Systems & Societies and Chemistry*
Group 5 Mathematics Analysis & Approaches, Mathematics Applications & Interpretation
Group 6 Visual Arts & Theater
*Note Chemistry is available only as elective as Group 6 subject

Language Courses Offered at CAS


CAS offers an IB oriented Arabic, French, and Spanish program to its Upper School students. They are prepared since grade 7 to meet the IB expectations in case they decide to choose Arabic or French in the 11th and 12th grade. The focus is on the 4 skills: Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing.  Students choose one of the three languages starting from grade 9. The language program also caters to native and non-native learners. Even though this distinction exists, non-native learners may move to a class of natives when their level improves and when they exceed expectations of their initial classes.



The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) is a rigorous college preparatory program of studies recognized worldwide as one of the most prestigious. It is designed to meet the needs of motivated high school students offering a 2-years curriculum based on various national education systems, following the pattern of no single country but incorporating the best elements of many.

Meet our IB Coordinator

Alina Zamfirescu

Alina Zamfirescu

Head of Mathematics Dept, IB Coordinator

For more information on the IB Program contact our Casablanca American School IB Coordinator.