International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme (IB DP)
Students in Grade 11 - 12 will study the IB Diploma Programme® (IB DP).
Why IB DP?
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 opportunity for students to attend both local and international institutions. The Diploma Programme is also recognised by employers more than any other programme, providing a wider range of career opportunities in an increasingly interconnected world.
More than examinations
Guided by the 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 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 provides the golden passport for students to enter top universities worldwide.
Anthony Brewer, IB DP Coordinator at ASHK
What is IB DP?
The programme consists of 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 program. 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 activity outside of the classroom as part of the CAS program.
You will have a chance to talk to our IB DP Coordinator, Mr. Anthony Brewer, or Admissions Director, Ms. Mary Ewing, to learn more about the advantages of IB DP in preparing for university admissions.
Admissions Director, Ms. Mary Ewing and IB DP Coordinator, Mr. Anthony Brewer