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.
Students choose courses from the following subject groups:
GROUP 1: Studies in Language and Literature
GROUP 2: Language Acquisition
GROUP 3: Individuals and Societies
GROUP 4: Sciences
GROUP 5: Mathematics
GROUP 6: The Arts
All core elements are mandatory for all DP students
Theory of Knowledge - It is a course about reflecting on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know. Students are assessed by writing a TOK essay and creating an exhibition.
Extended Essay – It is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
Creativity, Activity, Service - CAS involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. It is not formally assessed. However, students reflect on their CAS experiences as part of the DP, and provide evidence of achieving the seven learning outcomes for CAS.
What are the benefits of IB Diploma?
IB Diploma Program students will be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning, take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world, become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language, be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.
According to the recent researches, students on the IB Diploma Programme (DP) are likely to enroll at top universities.
DP assessment procedures measure the extent to which students have mastered advanced academic skills in fulfilling analysing and presenting information evaluating and constructing arguments solving problems creatively.
The IB uses both external and internal assessment in the DP. As external assessments, examinations form the basis of the assessment for most courses. They include essays, structured problems, short-response questions, data-response questions, text-response questions, case-study questions and although rarely used, multiple-choice questions. Besides, teacher assessment is also used which includes oral work in languages, fieldwork in geography, laboratory work in the sciences, investigations in mathematics, artistic performances.
In the DP, students receive grades ranging from 7 to 1, with 7 being highest. Students receive a grade for each DP course attempted.
A student’s final Diploma result score is made up of the combined scores for each subject. The diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points, subject to certain minimum levels of performance including successful completion of the three essential elements of the DP core. The theory of knowledge (TOK) and extended essay (EE) components are awarded individual grades and, collectively, can contribute up to 3 additional points towards the overall Diploma score.
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