The IBDP is a rigorous, internationally recognized, two-year programme in Grade 11 and 12. After completion of the requirements and successful achievement on the final assessments, students earn the IB Diploma that is readily accepted into over 2,500 universities across 75 countries worldwide.
Students who have completed the MYP and continue to study the IBDP are extremely well prepared for university as they are already independent learners, they have very good time management and organizational skills as well as strong skills in communication and presentation. They are critical thinkers and problem solvers who have a more international perspective. They connect and interact well with other peers and are able to formulate and articulate their own ideas and take on leadership roles well.
Through the IB, students have developed attitudes and skills that will serve them extremely well not only in their university career but also in the workplace and in life in general.
The challenging two-year Diploma program is an internationally recognized college-preparatory curriculum that allows students to explore tertiary education at institutions across the globe. Attaining the diploma requires students to participate in six academic subject groups (Language Acquisition, Language and Literature, Sciences, Maths, Business management, the Visual Arts) and the DP Core.
The core consists of a philosophical journey through learning in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, community involvement in the creativity, activity, and service program (CAS), college-style extended essay.
Every rigorous DP course assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals in the syllabus provided by the program. At the end of the two-year journey student progress is evaluated through both internal and external assessments. Internal assessments are provided in class during the senior year and consist of a variety of different formats, including:
1. Oral work in Languages
2. Research project and written commentary in Business management
3. Laboratory work in the Sciences
4. Investigations in Mathematics
5. Artistic performances in Visual arts
External assessment for most courses is in the form of a traditional examination and includes questions or prompts in the form of:
2. Short-response questions
3. Data-response questions
4. Case-study questions
5. Multiple-choice questions
All students seeking the full diploma must accumulate enough points in each of these areas, in addition to successful completion of the three DP Core requirements.