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IB Diploma Program

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is a rigorous pre-university program for high school students, recognized by top universities all around the world. Successful IBDP students can earn extra university credits. 

The Diploma Program curriculum is comprised of six subject groups and the DP core: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), and the Extended Essay. Through the core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

We offer the following IBDP subjects: 

  • Group 1 (Mother Tongue): English A: Language & Literature, Chinese A: Language & Literature
  • Group 2 (Language Acquisition): English B HL, Mandarin Ab Initio SL, Spanish Ab Initio SL
  • Group 3 (Individuals & Societies): Business & Management, Geography, Global Politics, Psychology, Economics
  • Group 4 (Sciences): Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science and Societies, Computer Science
  • Group 5 (Mathematics): Mathematics: Applications and interpretation, Mathematics: Analysis and approaches
  • Group 6 (The Arts): Visual Art, Theatre, Music

Generally, subjects studied at Higher Level will reflect students’ areas of interest and possible intended specialisation and will be covered in greater depth and breadth than subjects studied at Standard Level. HL courses involve more work and are also more demanding. All subjects are available at HL and SL unless specified. 

Excellent performance in the six subject areas results in a grade 7 for each, or a total of 42 points. The combination of points for subjects and bonus points means the maximum possible score for the IB diploma is 45. 

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 programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.  

This programmes 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 Aim of the IB Programmes

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. As IB learners, we strive to be:  

  • Inquirers

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

  • Knowledgeable

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global signi cance.

  • Thinkers

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

  • Communicators

We express ourselves con dently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate e ectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

  • Principled

We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

  • Open-minded

We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

  • Caring

We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive di erence in the lives of others and in the world around us.

  • Risk-takers

We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

  • Balanced

We understand the importance of balancing di erent aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical and emotional—to achieve well- being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

  • Reflective

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

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