The curriculum is made up of the DP Core and six Subject Groups.
DP CORE- 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.
In this component students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know. The TOK Course provides an opportunity to explore and reflect on the nature of knowledge and the process of knowing.
The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper. The EE is the centrepiece of the IB Diploma Programme. It is an integral and valuable learning experience for all Diploma Programme students. The aims of the EE are for students to:
CAS is at the heart of the Diploma Programme. It is one of the three elements of the core in every student’s Diploma Programme experience.
CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development by learning through experience.
It provides opportunities for self-determination and collaboration with others, fostering a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment from their work.
At the same time, CAS is an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the DP.
Students choose one course each from the six subject groups. Students may opt to study an additional sciences, individuals and societies, or languages course, instead of a course in the Arts. Students will take some subjects at higher level (HL) and some 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. Each student takes at least three (but not more than four) subjects at higher level, and the remaining at standard level. Standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours. Higher level comprises 240 teaching hours.
Spanish and French are offered only at the SL Level. Students can take ab initio level if they do not have any prior knowledge of the subjects and level B SL if they have learnt the language at the class 10th level.