International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme (IBDP)

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Students in Grade 11 - 12 will study the IB Diploma Programme® (IBDP). 


Diverse opportunities

Students will have more options available to them for university and their future careers. Studies have shown that more than 95% of IB graduates attend undergraduate degrees, offering increased academic opportunities for students to attend local and international institutions. The IB Diploma Programme is also recognized by employers more than any other program, providing a wider range of career opportunities in an increasingly interconnected world.

More than examinations

Guided by the IB Diploma Programme framework and mission and vision, the programme provides a holistic curriculum where students thrive and grow. Through the approaches to teaching and learning, the Diploma Programme develops 21st century skills and tools required to succeed in a not so certain future. It also promotes balance in students’ daily lives through CAS, which encourages participation in sports, arts, leadership, and service in the community. 
The IB Diploma Programme develops independent learning and critical thinking. It encourages students to become globally minded citizens, promoting compassion and an understanding of intercultural differences, both key skills highly prized by employers today.

The International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme at ASHK

Hong Kong students are mostly talented and perform well in the IB Diploma Programme among countries in the world. Thanks to the hard work of our teaching staff and students, ASHK has high standards in teaching and learning in the IB Diploma Programme, proving to be one of the best schools in Hong Kong to offer the IBDP.

The International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme provides the golden passport for students to enter top universities worldwide.

The International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme provides the golden passport for students to enter top universities worldwide.

Amanda Shepherd, Secondary School Principal / IBDP Coordinator at ASHK

What is the IB Diploma Programme?

The programme has a balanced curriculum of six subject groups, including two languages, mathematics, social studies, sciences, and the arts. The IB Diploma Programme offers a breadth of study through the range of subjects and the unifying nature of the Theory of Knowledge programme. The programme also provides a depth of study, particularly with the three higher-level courses and the Extended Essay.

Students are required to undertake independent research, reflection, and writing at a pre-university level. They will learn how to question assumptions related to acquired knowledge and understanding. They will also be expected to engage in service activities, creative pursuits, and physical activities outside of the classroom as part of the CAS program.


Visit ASHK

Join a Personalized IBDP School Tour


Personalized IB Diploma Programme School Tour

Join a tour at ASHK - we are proud to be an IB international school. Talk to our Admissions Team, to learn more about the advantages of IBDP in preparing for university admissions.