The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at students aged 16–19. The program provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognised by many universities worldwide. Administered by the International Baccalaureate (IB), the IBDP is taught in schools in over 140 countries, in one of three languages: English, French, or Spanish.
The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising 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.
Transcending the curriculum goals, the inculcation of the attributes of the “Learner profile” is the mission of IB. Each IB student is expected to display the traits of the learner’s profile. Lesson plans, units of enquiries and projects are designed to ensure that the learning outcomes expose the students to and prepare them in one or more of the following learner’s profiles.
DP CORE – The Depth of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
The core component of the Diploma challenges the students to apply their skills and exhibit their indepth knowledge and understanding of subjects and world around.
The core component includes:
IB SUBJECT GROUPS – The Breadth of the International Baccalaureate Diploma
The 6 subject groups of the IB Diploma reflect breadth of the program. The groups include: