The IB Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19 (G11 and 12). It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities and where students learn more than a collection of facts. Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the DP. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core.
The DP's six subject groups are: Studies in Language & Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals & Societies, Sciences, Mathematics and The Arts.
The DP core comprises of:
- the theory of knowledge (TOK),
- creativity, activity, service (CAS) and
- the extended essay.
Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the Diploma Programme (DP) courses.
The Diploma Programme prepares students for university and encourages them to:
- Ask challenging questions
- Learn how to learn
- Develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
- Develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures
The Diploma Programme is:
- A universally recognised programme
- A programme driven by a philosophy
- A programme that provides college credits for the courses you take in high school.
- A programme encouraging International-Mindedness
- A programme encouraging students to ask challenging questions, to critically reflect, to develop research skills, to learn how