Head: Bonila Sinha

Coordinator: Jaya Kalsy

Age Range: 16- 19 years

What is the Diploma Programme?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. Higher education institute around the world and in India admit students based on their IB results. To know more about college admissions please click here: Admissions after IBDP

Recognition Statement by AIU for the Diploma Programme

What do students learn in DP?

  1. Students learn more than a collection of facts.
  2. Learn to ask challenging questions.
  3. Learn how to learn (Techniques of learning)
  4. Students learn to extract knowledge from everyday experiences
  5. Thinking skills, Communication skills, Social skills, Self-management and Research skills, storing and using of information from different resources and application of knowledge to real life situations
  6. Develop a strong sense of their individual identity and culture
  7. Develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.

DP Curriculum

The IBDP follows an inquiry- based curriculum which contains six subject groups together with a core consisting of TOK, EE and CAS.

Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

Theory of knowledge (TOK) challenges students to question the base of knowledge – to reflect critically on how they know what they believe to be facts or truth.  TOK is a course about critical thinking and inquiring into the process of knowing, rather than about learning  specific body of knowledge.  TOK course examines how we know what we claim to know. It does this by encouraging students to analyse knowledge claims and explore knowledge questions.

TOK is assessed through an oral presentation and a 1,600 words essay.. TOK encourages students to become thinkers, inquirers, reflectors and open minded individuals appreciating global diversity.

Extended Essay (EE)

The extended essay is an independently created research- essay consisting of 4,000 words, which is mandatory for all students.

The extended essay provides students with an opportunity to explore a topic of their preference. It helps students develop their research, communication, analytical and evaluative skills.

Each student has a mentor, a school teacher, to guide him/her throughout the whole process of researching and writing the extended essay. This process concludes with an interview with their supervisor.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

CAS is a mandatory core component of the IBDP. It provides a counterbalance to the academics of the programme. CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal engagement by learning through experience and also provides opportunity for collaboration.
CAS is:
Creativity – arts and activities that involve creativity.
Activity – physical action contributing to a healthy lifestyle
Service – voluntary work that promotes learning.

CAS encourages students to undertake new challenges, initiate activities, work collaboratively in a group, show perseverance and commitment towards a goal, engage with issues of global importance, consider ethical implication and develop new skills.

Which subjects do we offer?

  • Group 1 – Language and Literature – English, Hindi
  • Group 2 –  Language Acquisition – Hindi; French ab initio and French B (SL), Spanish (online)
  • Group 3 – Individuals and Societies – Economics; Business & Management, History, Psychology, Environmental Systems and Societies (SL), ITGS (online)
  • Group 4 – Experimental Sciences –Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Computer Science, Environmental Systems and Societies (SL), Sports Exercise & Health Science (SL)
  • Group 5 – Mathematics
  • Group 6 – The Arts – Visual Arts, Theatre Arts
    Unless mentioned all subjects are available as HL and SL
  • Core – TOK, CAS, Extended Essay
    • Most of the DP subjects in the IBDP are offered at 2 Levels
      • Standard Level (SL): Teaching time of 150 hours.
      • Higher Level (HL): Teaching time of 240 hours.
    • For Diploma, students have to choose 6 subjects:
      • 3 at HL
      • 3 at SL
IB Diploma Years Programme - (IB-DP)

DP Assessments

DP assessment procedures measure the extent to which students have mastered advanced academic skills in fulfilling these goals, for example:

  • analysing and presenting information
  • evaluating and constructing arguments
  • solving problems creatively.

Basic skills are also assessed, including:

  • retaining knowledge
  • understanding key concepts
  • applying standard methods.

Internal Assessment:

Under the guidance of the subject teachers at school, students complete their internal assessment components, which is marked at school and sent to IB for moderation.

External Assessment:

On the completion of the programme, students appear for IB DP Examination in the month of May which is conducted by IB and all scripts are sent to IB for marking.