IB Diploma Programme

IB Diploma Programme

"The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and in life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities".

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The 3 components of the core are designed to both broaden students’ learning experience and at the same time support their learning across the subjects.  All Diploma Programme students must successfully complete all 3 components in order to receive the diploma.

Theory of Knowledge

A course that asks students to think about ‘knowledge’ and the different ways we know what we know.

Creativity, Activity and Service

Through regular reflection and a final project, student learn through real-world experience beyond more traditional academic ways.

Extended Essay

An independent research project on a topic chosen by the students ending with a 4 000-word essay.  This helps prepare students for the demands of university.

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List of subjects offered at ISB:

World Literature
English: Language and Literature (SL/HL)
Czech: Literature (HL)

Foreign Languages
English (HL)
Spanish (SL)

Science
Biology (SL/HL)
Physics (SL/HL)
Chemistry (SL/HL

Humanities
History (SL/HL)
Psychology (SL/HL)

Mathematics
Mathematics (SL)
Mathematical Studies (SL only)
Students can also take additional subjects online through Pamoja.
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The Diploma Programme makes up two years of study with final exams taking place during the last quarter of the 2nd year.

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IB Learner Profile

“The aims of the IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help create a better and more peaceful world.”

The Diploma Programme in its scope and design, intends to support students in developing the following attributes:

Inquirers

Asking good questions and seeking good answers.

Knowledgeable

Understanding the world in different ways and in different contexts.

Thinkers

Making ethical decisions through critical thinking.

Communicators

Expressing thoughts, emotions, ideas and opinions with confidence and clarity in multiple languages.

Principled

Acting with honesty, fairness, integrity, accountability and always respecting others.

Open-minded

Seeking to learn about new cultures and their history while also learning about and appreciating our own.

Caring

Being compassionate and making a genuine effort to make the world a better place.

Risk-takers

Facing challenge and change with enthusiasm.

Balanced

Working to ensure that we take care of our emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being and helping others to do the same.

Reflective

Looking objectively about our own strengths and weaknesses and always setting goals.

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