Stuttgart - School Report Question and Answers

Are students generally challenged appropriately by the curriculum? Please describe any particular strengths or weaknesses in this area. Do you have any thoughts how the curriculum is applied and implemented at this school?

Teachers are not always trained in the full models of IB. I found that for some teachers, this was their first position overseas and they were teaching IB with little understanding. In my opinion, coordinators and supervisors are not highly qualified in the IB philosophy. - Jan 2021

Some of the courses are really well done -- especially I&S and English. The teachers are imaginative, the material is challenging, I am impressed with some of the work. Sometimes the IB nature of the curriculum is overdone, however. Do people really need to write reflections on PE? Math instruction has varied widely, from some really good teachers who made an effort to connect with students to other teachers who can't explain the material and just pressure the students. My children didn't enjoy the music classes. One of the teachers is good at motivating and engaging the students, but the classes seem mostly like a tick the box exercise for producing well rounded students, not for imparting any joy in playing music or singing. - Sep 2020

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