IBDP is an academically challenging, rigorous and balanced pre-university programme of study for students ages 16 - 19.

The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge - students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

DP Curriculum

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.

Subjects Offered at AKMSS

  • English A Language and Literature HL & SL
  • English A Literature HL & SL
  • Swahili B HL & SL
  • French Ab Initio SL French
  • French B HL & SL
  • Business Management HL & SL
  • Economics HL & SL
  • Geography HL & SL
  • Information Technology in Global Society HL & SL
  • Psychology HL & SL
  • Physics HL & SL
  • Chemistry HL & SL
  • Biology HL & SL
  • Environmental Systems and Societies SL
  • Math Studies SL
  • Mathematics SL
  • Math Calculus HL
  • Visual Arts

Assessment and Exams

The IB uses both external and internal assessment in the DP.

External Assessment
Examinations form the basis of the assessment for most courses. This is because of their high level of objectivity and reliability.

Internal Assessment
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.

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