Elements of the IB Diploma Programme
To complete the programme and receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma, students choose subjects from six subject areas, studying at least three (but no more than four) at higher level and the rest at standard level. The subjects are chosen from the following areas:
• Language and literature
• Second language
• Individuals and societies
• Mathematics and computer science
• The arts
In addition, they must complete three core elements:
• The Theory of Knowledge course, which teaches students to think critically about the nature of knowledge and the "facts" we believe to be true.
• The extended essay, which is a 4,000-word paper based on research done independently by the student in an area related to one of their courses of study.
• Creativity, activity, service (CAS), which involves extracurricular projects or activities with a defined goal that reflect each of these qualities.
For more details on completing the IB Programme at the British International School Hanoi, please refer to our IB brochure.