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. 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