The IB Diploma curriculum builds competencies that cover inter-disciplines, so students learn to transfer their skills and knowledge, while acquiring a more connected worldview. By breaking linear approach, the IBDP curriculum provides new dimensions of learning, engagement, and social-emotional development.
IB Diploma Programme (IBDP), a comprehensive and challenging two-year curriculum is globally recognized as one of the premier high school diploma programmes (Grade 11 and 12).
The board aims in providing exceptional learning to developing, inquisitive, resourceful, confident, and caring young people. The programme proclaims to empower students to take on their life through practical and future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in this fast-paced world.
IB programmes are taught by expert facilitators who explicitly help students learn how to develop the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success. There are six key pedagogical principles that underpin IB programmes. Teaching in IB programmes is:
Based on inquiry
Focused on conceptual understanding
Developed in local and global contexts
Focused on effective teamwork and collaboration
Differentiated to meet the needs of all learners
Informed by assessment (formative and summative)
In IB Diploma Programme, students take written examinations at the end of the programme which are marked by external IB examiners. Students are also required to complete assessment tasks in the school, which are either initially marked by teachers and then assessed by external moderators or sent directly to external examiners. The grades awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). Students can also be awarded for up to three additional points for their combined results on TOK and the EE.
The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance across the whole programme and to satisfactory participation in the CAS requirement. The highest total that a DP student can be awarded is 45 points. Assessment is criterion-related i.e. a student’s performance is measured against specified assessment of criteria based on the aims and objectives of each subject’s curriculum, rather than the performance of other students taking the same examinations.