IBDP is an academically challenging, rigorous and balanced pre-university programme of study for students ages 16 - 19.
The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising of Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the extended essay. The six subject groups are: Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, The Arts. There are different courses within each subject group.
Through the DP core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
The IB uses both external and internal assessment in the DP.
Examinations form the basis of the assessment for most courses. This is because of their high level of objectivity and reliability.
Teacher assessment is also used for most courses. This includes: oral work in languages, fieldwork in geography, laboratory work in the sciences, investigations in mathematics, artistic performances.
For further information about the curriculum visit www.ibo.org.