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".
IB DP brochure
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.
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.
List of subjects offered at ISB:
English: Language and Literature (SL/HL)
Czech: Literature (SL/HL)
Sports & Health Science (SL/HL)
Mathematics: analysis and approaches (SL)
Mathematical Studies: applications and interpretation (SL/HL)
Students can also take additional subjects online through Pamoja.
To see the IB Diploma Programme Admissions policy, click here.
The Diploma Programme makes up two years of study with final exams taking place during the last quarter of the 2nd year.
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:
Asking good questions and seeking good answers.
Understanding the world in different ways and in different contexts.
Making ethical decisions through critical thinking.
Expressing thoughts, emotions, ideas and opinions with confidence and clarity in multiple languages.
Acting with honesty, fairness, integrity, accountability and always respecting others.
Seeking to learn about new cultures and their history while also learning about and appreciating our own.
Being compassionate and making a genuine effort to make the world a better place.
Facing challenge and change with enthusiasm.
Working to ensure that we take care of our emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being and helping others to do the same.
Looking objectively about our own strengths and weaknesses and always setting goals.