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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

  • An assessed programme for students aged 16 to 19 years.

  • Is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education.

  • A rigorous pre-university course of study that leads to examinations.

  • IB Diploma holders gain admissions to universities worldwide.

     

IBDP @ DYPISW

  • We offer an education marked by individual attention, small class sizes and a climate of collaboration and excellence.

  • We cultivate skills which we believe are the cornerstones of academic excellence, such as creative thinking, research and time management.

The programme offers three special features:

Theory of Knowledge (TOK) - is an interdisciplinary requirement intended to stimulate critical reflection on the knowledge and experience gained inside and outside the classroom. The course challenges students to question the bases of knowledge, to be aware of subjective and ideological biases, to develop the ability to analyze evidence that is expressed in rational argument. It is a key element in encouraging them to appreciate other cultural perspectives. The course is unique to the IB, which recommends at least 100 hours of teaching time spanning the programme's two years.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) - The IB's goal is to educate the whole person and foster responsible, compassionate citizens. The CAS programme encourages students to share their energy and special talents with others: students may, for example, participate in theatre or musical productions, sports and community service activities. Students should, through these activities, develop greater awareness of themselves, concern for others, and the ability to work cooperatively with other people.

An Extended Essay of 4,000 words - Each student has the opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest. The essay requirement acquaints Diploma candidates with the kind of independent research and writing skills expected by universities. The IB recommends that a student devote a total of about 40 hours of private study and writing time to the essay, which may be written in one of 60 subjects, including many languages.


Age Criteria and Eligibility:

Age Group

Grade

School Timing

(Monday to Friday)

16 years to 19 years 

Grade 11 and Grade 12

8:15 am to 3:20 pm

 

Subjects offered @DYPISW for IBDP:

The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups.

Diploma candidates must select one subject from each of the six groups, although a second subject from groups 1 to 5 may be substituted for group 6.

Three subjects at 'Higher Level' (HL) and three subjects at 'Standard Level' (SL)

Group 1  (Language and Literature)

 English A Language & Literature (HL & SL)

Group 2   (Language Acquisition)

  • Hindi B (HL & SL)

  • French B (SL), French ab initio

  • Spanish ab initio

Group 3 (Individuals and Societies)

  • Business & Management (HL & SL)   

  • Economics (HL & SL)                          

  • Psychology (HL & SL)

  • Environmental Systems and Societies (SL)

Group 4 (Sciences)  

  • Physics (HL & SL) 

  • Chemistry (HL & SL) 

  • Biology (HL & SL) 

  • Computer Science (HL & SL) 

  • Environmental Systems and Societies (SL)

Group 5 (Mathematics)

  • Math - Analysis and Approaches (HL & SL)

  • Math - Application and Interpretation (HL & SL)

Group 6 (The Arts)

Visual Arts (HL & SL)


Assessment @ DYPISW

  • Students take written examinations at the end of the programme which is marked by external IB examiners.

  • The marks are graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum). A total of 3 bonus points are awarded for theory of knowledge and the extended essay. The highest total that a DP student can be awarded is 45 points.

  • The award of the diploma requires students to meet defined standards and conditions including a minimum total of 24 points along withsatisfactory participation in the CAS requirement.


For more information about the International Baccalaureate visit www.ibo.org