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IB Diploma Programme (Years 12 and 13)

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is an academically challenging and balanced two-year programme of education for students aged 16-18. As one of the most highly regarded pre-university diplomas in the world, the IBDP leads to an internationally recognised qualification which, depending on the level awarded, allows students access to the most prestigious undergraduate courses in the world. Taught in over 150 countries, the IBDP offers a holistic approach to education, nurturing intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills. 

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The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year course, and students are required to study six courses at a standard or higher level. To ensure a breadth of learning, students select one subject from each of five groups. Their sixth subject can be from Group 6  - The Arts, or a second subject from Groups 1-5.

  • Group 1: Studies in Language and/or Literature.
  • Group 2: Language Acquisition.
  • Group 3: Individuals and Societies (Geography, History, Economics, Business Management)
  • Group 4: Experimental Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Design).
  • Group 5: Mathematics.
  • Group 6: The Arts (Visual Arts, Film, Music)

Core elements

The programme is made up of elements that are designed to test their knowledge, understanding and skills.

  • Extended essay: students select a question relating to a subject they are studying, and conduct in-depth independent research on the topic.
  • Theory of Knowledge (ToK): students explore the nature of knowledge by critically examining different types of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical) and different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason).
  • Creativity, Action, Service (CAS): students perform real tasks beyond the classroom that combine these three components, or cover them separately.


Students complete tasks in school and take written examinations at the end of the programme. Exams are marked by external IB examiners, while assessment tasks are either marked externally or marked by teachers and moderated externally.

The maximum score a student can receive is 45 points. Students must gain at least 24 points to receive a Diploma. This is subject to satisfactory performance across the programme (and adequate participation in the Creativity, Action, Service element)


Find out more about the IB Diploma.

IB Diploma Programme - General Regulations