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Brazilian Extension Course

TEACHING & LEARNING

Brazilian Extension Course

As well as completing the international IB Diploma qualification, our students also graduate from TBS with the Brazilian Ensino Médio qualification, ensuring that they are well prepared for Brazilian as well as international universities. To achieve this, our students study a number of Brazilian Extension Courses (BECs).

The IB Diploma itself provides an excellent conclusion to Ensino Médio in the majority of subjects, often extending students well beyond the level they require for university entry. This includes the IB option of Brazilian Social Studies (BSS), which jointly covers Brazilian História and Geografia topics.

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Additionally, students take supplementary subjects to complement the IB curriculum and extend their knowledge in subjects that they are not already studying for the IB Diploma. These currently include BEC Filosofia and Sociologia for all students from Class 9 onwards.


At this stage of their school career, we aim to support each student’s personal objectives in whatever way we can. Therefore, our Classes 10 and 11 students have the option to receive online preparation for Vestibular and ENEM delivered by pH. These currently include Redação, Biologia, Física, Química, Geografia, História, Matemática I (álgebra), Matemática II (geometria), Português I (gramática) and Português II (literatura). In this way, we ensure that each student’s curriculum is suitable for their needs.