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 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.
The Diploma Programme prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society as they:
- develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
- acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, studying courses from 6 subject groups
- develop the skills and a positive attitude toward learning that will prepare them for higher education
- study at least two languages and increase understanding of cultures, including their own
- make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course
- undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the extended essay
- enhance their personal and interpersonal development through creativity, action and service
The IB students choose six subjects from the six groups offered. Three at a standard level and three and a higher level . There are minimum 150 hours devoted to SL subjects and 240 to HL subjects, which means that students have the possibility to study fewer subjects than in a traditional, national curriculum but they study them in depth. The emphasis is put on the quality and not quantity. Beside IB students are given a unique opportunity to experience Theory of Knowledge, Creativity and Action and the Extended Essay, so called core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills and they are not offered by schools on regular basis . Their aim at broadening students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills. The IB programme aims at developing in students the qualities which are highly valued by universities as critical thinking and applying skills in various contexts, the ability to manage time is also undisputedly significant. The mission statement is the reflection of what is important in our life in 21st, namely respect for other cultures, realizing we are different but just because everybody has the right to be different or have a different opinion. These are the values IB students strive to possess. The best universities in the world appreciate IB students and find excellently prepared for further education.