The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a demanding 2-year curriculum designed for Year 12 and 13 students. It is the industry gold standard for a high school diploma and is considered the global passport to universities worldwide.
The DP programme is comprised of six subject groups and three core components (CAS, TOK, EE). The six subjects are offered in a standard level (SL) or higher level (HL). HL courses may be used as credits towards first-year university courses. The three core components are Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE) and Creativity, Action & Service (CAS).
At the end of the two years, students will complete a range of assessments and exams for each subject group which is externally assessed by the IB DP. They will also need to complete their CAS, TOK and EE components in order to attain the IB DP diploma.
The six subject groups are:
- Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
- Group 2: Language Acquisition
- Group 3: Individuals and Societies
- Group 4: Sciences
- Group 5: Mathematics
- Group 6: The Arts
Verita International School is a Candidate School* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Verita International School believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer the Diploma Programme. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org.