When Lausanne students reach their junior year, the Diploma Programme (DP) presents an opportunity for students to expand their learning horizon and prepare themselves for college.
As a part of the DP, students take six classes and participate in three extra components that offer a challenging, but beneficial academic experience:
The Theory of Knowledge, a seminar-type course, where students explore the way a human being learns
The CAS project, a two-year program, where students are involved in activities that are creative, active and service oriented throughout the length of the project
The Extended Essay, a process students start as juniors and finish senior year
The DP creates a rigorous learning environment. For Sophie Faughnan ’19, it is a challenge she is prepared to succeed in.
“For the DP, I am taking five higher level courses, which is both scary and exciting at the same time,” said Sophie. “I love that the DP allows you to choose classes you a passionate about. I have a new motivation going into the next two years, because I have been given the opportunity to excel in what I want to do in life.”
Along with Sophie’s academic endeavors, she is junior class president, in charge of planning the junior-senior banquet, filming the junior-senior video and involved in theater.
“I wanted to take this year to challenge myself in a leadership position, but to successfully balance everything and improve myself,” Said Sophie. “I think when you go to a school like Lausanne that works to encourage its students, it helps you so much more than you can imagine.”
*This article was also featured in the 2018 Fall Lausanne Magazine