The IB Diploma

      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 
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