The International Baccalaureate Diploma Curriculum or IBDP is one of the best academic programs in the world, accredited to the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva.
This is a 2 year qualification offered at Grade 11 and 12 in International Schools accredited to the IBO, which have uniformity in curriculum, freedom of subject choice, faculty development, taught methodology and assessment practices across the world.
The DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their research, knowledge acquisitions and holistic development.
1. Studies in language and literature
2. Language acquisition
3. Individuals and societies
6. The arts
Students can opt for few subjects at higher level (HL) and few at standard level (SL). HL and SL courses differ in scope but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at higher level (HL).Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE) and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), are compulsory.
Each student opts for at least three (but not more than four) subjects at higher level and the remaining are offered at standard level. Standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours. Higher level comprises 240 teaching hours including theory and practical work. The IBDP programme is recognized across the world by all Universities and Colleges.
Usually, the first preference for scholarships is given to IBDP qualifying students who have a good academic track record. It is hence a rewarding curriculum choice with excellent learning and career options.