The International Baccalaureate Diploma, also known as the IB Diploma, is a two-year programme for 16 to 18 year olds.
What is the DP?
The IB Diploma is highly regarded by universities and colleges around the world. It is respected for being academically rigorous, for developing strong personal skills and for developing a clear understanding of the impact of their learning on the world.
The IB Diploma provides a structure in which your child will develop individual research skills and play an active role in developing their own learning. It enables them to gain a much deeper understanding not just of what they learn, but also of how they learn.
The core programme consists of three main strands:
- Theory of Knowledge - a course on critical thinking and understanding how we learn and build knowledge.
- The Extended Essay - a in-depth independent research project relating to one of the subjects they are studying.
- Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) - a range of activities alongside their academic studies to develop creative skills, health and wellbeing, and a commitment to the communities in which they live.
For the core academic curriculum, your child must choose one subject from each of the following five groups:
- Studies in language and literature.
- Language acquisition.
- Individuals and society.
They will also take a sixth subject which can either be a second subject from one of the above groups, or may be an arts subject.
Further Information on the IB Diploma