International Baccalaureate

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

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.

IB Learner Profile:

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:

    • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) – It reflects the level of knowledge a student possess and how he has acquired the knowledge.
    • Extended Essay (EE)- A 4000 word essay that a student needs to work on
      independently preparing them for undergraduate research.
  • Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)- Requires students to be involved in
    purposeful activities and work towards betterment of the world around them.

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:

  1. Language and Literature
  2. Language Acquisition
  3. Individuals and Societies
  4. Mathematics
  5. Sciences
  6. The Arts

Please note:

  • Students pursue 3 subjects at Higher Level and 3 subjects at Standard Level. (4 HL subjects possible with special permission)
  • The Arts subject may be replaced with an additional Science or Individual and Societies or Language courses
  • Students may also pursue a 3rd science subject with special permission from the board.
IB: Bands and Subjects at CIS
Bands Subjects Nature
Band 1 English A: English Language and Literature HL/SL
Band 2 French SL
Bengali SL
Spanish Ab initio
Japanese Ab Initio
Hindi SL
Band 3 Mathematics HL/SL
Mathematics Studies SL
Band 4 Environment Systems and Societies SL
Physics HL/SL
Psychology HL/SL
Visual Arts HL/SL
Band 5 Biology HL/SL
Economics HL/SL
Environmental Systems & Societies SL
Computer Science HL/SL
Band 6 Chemistry HL/SL
Business Management HL/SL
History HL/SL
Visual Art HL/SL