IB Diploma Program
What is the IB Diploma Programme?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous, academically challenging, and balanced program of education designed to prepare students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and in life. The DP aims to encourage students to be knowledgeable, inquiring, caring, open-minded, and to develop intercultural understanding and the attitudes necessary to appreciate a range of viewpoints.
The IB Learner Profile
The IB Learner Profile is a set of dispositions and values that ensure a sense of international-mindedness, that develops the student to a productive, positive member of the community irrespective of where they are and what they do.
IB Learner Attributes
Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Inquirers, Caring, Risk-Takers, Reflective, and Balanced
Why study the IB Diploma Programme?
The IB Diploma Programme is an opportunity to challenge yourself and to get prepared for the top universities around the world.
Provides a well-rounded education, including subjects from all areas of knowledge.
Flexibility of choice, including a mix of basic requirements and school or student preferences.
Globally recognized as an excellent-quality educational program.
Strong collaboration in planning and assessment between all teachers involved in the program.
A strong emphasis on learning that fosters intercultural understanding.
The development of critical thinking, inquiry, and research skills.
Strong student involvement in reflection and independent learning.
A sustained experience of creativity, action, and service.
Rigorous assessment through a blend of external and internal assessment procedures.
Varied and dynamic teaching, supported by appropriate teacher professional development.
The Core of the Diploma Programme
Made up of the three required components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.
- Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
- The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
- Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), in which students complete a project related to those three concepts.
IB Diploma Programme Subjects
IB Career-Related Programme
The International Baccalaureate (IB®) Career-Related Programme is designed for students who want to dedicate themselves to career-related learning fostering lifelong, transferable skills in applied ethics, intercultural understanding, critical and creating thinking, effective communication, and personal development.
The College Board's Advanced Placement (AP®) is a rigorous academic program that allows academically prepared high school students to study and learn at the college level. Each AP course is modeled on a comparable college course.