Preparing students for success in higher education and to be active participants in a global society
What is the Diploma Programme?
The IB Diploma Programme is an assessed programme for students aged 16 to 19. It is respected by leading universities across the globe. Through the DP, schools are able to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge, flourish holistically, study at least two languages, excel in traditional academic subjects, and explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course.
The Diploma Programme Curriculum
The DP consists of six subject groups: language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, and the arts.
The DP is preceded by the IB’s Middle Years Programme (MYP). The IB programmes are philosophically aligned, each centred on developing attributes of the IB learner profile. The programmes are consistent in their pedagogical approach.
Core Elements of the Diploma Programme
Made up of the three required components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills
Theory of Knowledge
Students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know
An independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper
Creativity, Activity, Service
Students complete a community project related to the three concepts
DP Subject Groups
The DP consists of six subject groups: language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, and the arts
The acquisition and use of language in a range of contexts and for different purposes, while promoting an understanding of other cultures
Through studies in language and literature, the DP aims to develop a student’s lifelong interest in language and literature, and a love for the elegance and richness of human expression
Fosters the capacity to identify, analyse and evaluate theories, concepts and arguments relating to the nature and activities of individuals and societies
Students explore the concepts, theories, models and techniques that underpin each subject area and develop their understanding of the scientific method
Fosters critical, reflective and informed practice, helps students understand the dynamic nature of the arts, and express themselves with confidence