Ages 16 to 18


Our IB school programme opens doors to the best universities in the world. Universally recognised as the world’s premier 16-18 qualification, the IBDP offers a broad choice of subjects and extraordinary learning experiences. Creating ambitious, socially responsible young people, the programme sets our students up for international success.
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Our IBDP curriculum

Our Year 12 and 13 students study the IBDP. The programme is completely unique because it is not based on a particular national education system. Instead, it offers a breadth and balance that gives our students unrivalled choice, delivers once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences, and enables them to follow their talents and ambitions.

Really importantly, the IBDP is a truly international qualification. Followed by thousands of students worldwide, it nurtures our students’ understanding of, and respect for, different cultures, ideas, and beliefs.


The IBDP explained

Our students study six subject groups: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, and Creative Arts. Three of these subject groups are taken at a higher level and three at a standard level.

Your child will also complete the core programme – Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and Creativity, Activity and Service – to achieve their full Diploma.


Theory of Knowledge (TOK): a course that explores critical thinking, giving students an understanding of how we learn.

The Extended Essay: a 4,000-word independent research project focusing on a specific subject.

Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS): a range of activities that develop our students’ creative skills and wellbeing, and support our local community.


Students need to get at least 24 points to pass the IBDP, including a minimum of 12 in higher level subjects and nine in standard level subjects. Completing the core programme scores three points.


Outstanding academic results

We’re incredibly proud of our IBDP students’ results. An average points score of 34, which is well above the global average, puts our students among the highest achievers in the world. Our class of 2022 achieved a 93% pass rate, with two students scoring a perfect 45 points.

Academic excellence takes our students to the world’s top universities, including Oxford, Berkeley, McGill, and Sydney.

IB Prospectus

IB Prospectus 2022 - LR.pdf (4 MB)



At BIS Abu Dhabi, our academic programme sets our students up for success. Our exceptional teachers will nurture your child’s growth, ensuring they get superb exam results that take them to the top universities.

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