The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)is widely regarded as the world’s leading post-sixteen course. Through the IB Diploma Programme, students are provided with rich opportunities to develop an outstanding breadth and depth of knowledge. In addition, engagement with the IB Diploma will enable students to flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
The IB Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The Diploma Programme Model
The academic programme requires students to study six subjects, one from each of the six groups, as well as the requirements of the three ‘core’ components. The wide range of subjects we offer at NAIS Pudong allows our students to devise a portfolio that is well suited to their interests and abilities, and supports their career aspirations.
As the diagram highlights, students select academic subjects - three at Higher Level, three at Standard Level - from six groups:
Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
Group 4: Sciences
Group 5: Mathematics
Group 6: The Arts or an Elective from Group 3 or Group 4
The academic IB subjects are supported by the IBDP core components:
- Extended Essay (EE) – a 4000 word essay on a subject of interest to the student.
- Theory of Knowledge (TOK) – this invites students to question the basis and limits of knowledge from their own perspective.
- CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) – students participate in various purposeful and personally challenging activities related to these three areas.
The IB Diploma Programme offers a broad range of academic subjects for students to study. This allows your child to personalise their learning, to reflect their own individual passions and interests. This provides excellent preparation for the rigours of university and adult life, and is widely recognised by many as the leading post-16 qualification currently available.
Why choose the International Baccalaureate® Diploma for your child?
A proven pathway to success
Universities worldwide hold the IB Diploma in high esteem, with IB students continually being accepted at some of the highest ranking colleges and universities. As this is an international qualification, it is particularly useful for students who plan to study or work abroad.
Promoting independent learning
The IB Diploma Programme encourages students to become internationally-minded and to drive their own self-directed learning. There is a focus on social and emotional development, creating global citizens with universal values.
Encouraging global awareness
Through various elements of the IBDP, such as mastering a foreign language or learning about other cultures and political systems, students naturally become culturally aware, developing their understanding of the world around them.
Our Curriculum Guide