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What is the Diploma Programme (DP)?

The  DP is a comprehensive learning experience that supports the nature of knowledge, independent research and community understanding and equips 16-19 year-old students with an international, geographical and cultural awareness. The DP inspires students to become intellectual, ethical and culturally aware lifelong learners who study multiple languages, excel academically and have a desire to learn. All DP students engage in high levels of rigor and develop skills to think critically, communicate carefully and learn ethically.

The DP curriculum framework

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum sets out the requirements for study of the DP. The curriculum is made up of the DP core and six subject groups. 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.

The Three core elements are:

Theory of Knowledge 

Students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.

The Extended Essay

An independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

Students complete a project related to those three concepts.

The six subject groups are: (There are different courses within each subject group)