WHAT IS THE IBDP
The IB Diploma Programme is taught to students between the ages of 16-19 with the aim of developing students breadth and depth of knowledge. There are six subject groups and three core elements: theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
Students who take the International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools Diploma programmes are encouraged to think on their own and drive their own learning. They are taught to be more culturally aware and are able to engage with people worldwide.
GROUP 1 LANGUAGE & LITERATURE (LANGUAGE A):
ENGLISH, TURKISH, RUSSIAN
GROUP 2 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (LANGUAGE B);
ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH AB INITIO, MANDARIN AB INITIO
GROUP 3 INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES:
HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, PSYCHOLOGY,
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ECONOMICS
GROUP 4 SCIENCES:
BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE
GROUP 5 MATHEMATICS:
ANALYSIS & APPROACHES,
APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATION
GROUP 6 ARTS:
VISUAL ARTS, THEATRE
Theory of knowledge (TOK) plays a special role in the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what we claim to know.
The three strands of CAS are characterized as follows:
Creativity – arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.
Activity – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the DP.
Service – an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.
The extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.