There are numerous benefits for students who choose the Diploma Programme (DP). The programme aims to develop students to have a strong breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically. DP students are better able than their peers to cope with demanding workloads, manage their time and meet the expectations placed on them IB students follow the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme, prepare an Extended Essay and take the Theory of Knowledge course.
The IB Diploma is considered a gold standard qualification and is recognised by universities globally. The prestigious course offers a broad, balanced programme of study across six subjects: three at higher level and three at standard level, inclusive of a language and a science-based subject.
Designed by the International Baccalaureate Organization, The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous and balanced educational programme for students between the ages of 16 and 19. The course is taught over a two-year period culminating in external examinations and internal assessments, providing excellent preparation for university and adult life.
Upon graduation of the IBDP, graduates receive an internationally recognised qualification that is highly regarded among the world’s leading universities for its depth and rigour. DP students are prepared for the demanding workloads and taught how to manage their time effectively to meet the expectations of the course. To complete the course IBDP students participate in the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme, prepare an Extended Essay, and take the Theory of Knowledge course.
To support students and parents as they make the decision about the Diploma, we have devised a series of “Pathways” talks. We also run an Options Fair, for both parents and students to explore the course components and the subject options that are available. We aim to ensure families are well-informed of the intricacies of both curriculum pathways before students make their final decisions. While studying on this course, students develop specialised knowledge and skills in areas that interest them.
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