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What is the Diploma Programme

The Diploma Programme (DP) is a curricular framework designed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) for students in the last two years of high school.

IB students graduating with the IB diploma are able to study at universities all around the world, often with advanced credit. Students report that their involvement with the IB has given them the tools necessary to succeed at college. In particular, students comment on their sense of preparedness, self-confidence, research skills, and their ability to manage their time. Even more important, they have developed a sense of the world around them and their responsibility to it.

Diploma Programme students study six subjects, (three at standard level and three at higher level) over two years and complete three additional requirements: referred to by the IB as the DP Core: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), the extended essay (EE), and at least 150 hours of CAS - creativity, activity, and service tasks outside of the classroom. (Research Findings on the DP Core)

In addition to these requirements, students must earn a minimum 24 points out of a possible 45 points on the final assessments which are extenally marked and moderated by the IB, in order to receive the IB diploma.



IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

The Diploma Program at IST

For students enrolling in the Diploma Programme or individual Diploma courses, we offer the following:

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The Curriculum

IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics. Student may choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 4.

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