The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19.
What is the IB Diploma Programme?
Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the IB Diploma Programme. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
The DP curriculum
The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.
Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
Assessment and exams
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the Diploma Programme (DP) courses.
Who is the DP for?
The DP is open to any student aged 16 to 19, at schools that have been authorized to implement the programme.
The DP is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education.
It addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students, and is respected by universities across the globe.
Each of the IB’s programmes, including the DP, is committed to the development of students according to the attributes shown in the IB learner profile.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.
They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.
The profile aims to develop learners who are: