The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP)
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) is for students aged 16-19.
The curriculum is made up of the DP core elements and six subject groups.
The three core elements are:
- Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
- The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
- Creativity, activity, and service, in which students complete a project related to those three concepts.
*There are different courses within each subject group.
Students must study two languages (language A and language B) then choose one course from each of the other 4 areas, though students may opt to study an additional science, individuals and societies, or languages course, instead of a course in the arts.
Students will take at least three subjects at higher level (HL) and the rest at standard level (SL). HL and SL courses differ in scope but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at a higher level. SL subjects take up 150 teaching hours while HL subjects comprise 240 teaching hours.
Enrollment in the Diploma program is likely to be available from 2025. Exact subjects will be made available at that time.
For more information on the IB DP, click here.