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08 May, 2024

Understanding the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP): A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

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Are you exploring the best educational path for your child that not only challenges them academically but also prepares them for a successful global future? The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at Nord Anglia International School Dublin might just be the perfect choice.

What is the IBDP?

The IBDP is a globally recognized two-year educational programme primarily aimed at students aged 16-18. It's designed to foster intellectual, social, and emotional growth through a challenging curriculum that promotes cultural understanding and engagement with global issues.

Structure and Benefits

Our IBDP curriculum at Nord Anglia includes six subject groups, ensuring a well-rounded education. Students explore subjects from sciences to the arts, while also participating in three core elements:

  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK): Encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself, linking subjects in a cohesive way.
  • Extended Essay: Offers the opportunity to undertake independent research, fostering academic research skills crucial for university success.
  • Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS): Encourages students to engage in artistic pursuits, sports, and community service, contributing to personal and interpersonal development.


Why Nord Anglia Dublin?

As the first and only school in Ireland offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP), our students benefit from continuity in educational philosophy and approach throughout their schooling. Curious to learn more about how the IBDP can help your child thrive? Visit our IBDP curriculum page or contact us to discuss the opportunities available for your child at Nord Anglia International School Dublin.