IB Diploma Programme (IBDP)

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IB Diploma Programme (IBDP)

Core Components

Theory of Knowledge

Theory of knowledge (TOK) is a course about critical thinking and inquiring into the process of knowing, rather than about learning a specific body of knowledge. It plays a special role in the DP by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, to make connections between areas of knowledge and to become aware of their own perspectives and those of the various groups whose knowledge they share.

 

Extended Essay

The extended essay provides practical preparation for undergraduate research an opportunity for students to investigate a topic of special interest to them, which is also related to one of the student's six DP subjects. Through the research process for the extended essay, students develop skills in formulating an appropriate research question, engaging in a personal exploration of the topic, communicating ideas and developing an argument. Participation in this process develops the capacity to analyse, synthesize and evaluate knowledge.

Creativity, Activity & Service

The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as follows:

  • Creativity – arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.
  • Activity – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the DP.
  • Service – an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.

Select 1 subject from each group - 3 HL and 3 SL. Core is compulsory.

Standard Level (SL)

Higher Level (HL)

Group 1
Language & Literature

  • English A: Language & Literature
  • English A: Literature
  • English A: Language & Literature
  • English A: Literature

Group 2

Language
Acquisition

  • Arabic ab initio
  • French ab initio
  • Spanish ab initio
  • Arabic B
  • French B
  • Spanish B

 

 

  • Arabic B
  • French B
  • Spanish B

Group 3

Individuals and Societies

  • Business & Management
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • ITGS
  • Psychology
  • Business & Management
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • ITGS
  • Psychology

Group 4
Experimental
Sciences

  • Biology
  • Design Technology
  • Environmental Systems & Societies
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Design Technology

 

  • Physics

Group 5
Mathematics

  • Mathematics SL – Analysis and Approaches
  • Mathematics SL – Applications and Interpretations
  • Mathematics HL – Analysis and Approaches
  • Mathematics HL – Applications and Interpretations

Group 6

Arts
and
Electives

 

 

  • Business & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Film
  • Music
  • Sports, Exercise & Health Science
  • Dance Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Business & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Film
  • Music
  • Sports, Exercise & Health Science
  • Dance Theatre
  • Visual Arts

 Entry Requirements minimum of 6 IGCSE grade A*-C
(3 A*-B for HL) (3 A* - C for SL)
In at least 3 different subjects - An ‘A’ is recommended for HL Mathematics


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