The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme, has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
The two-year international curriculum aims to provide students with values and opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgment make wise choice, and respect others in the global community.
All DP students take six subjects, one from each of the following groups.
Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature (English A, Indonesian A and Korean A)
Group 2: Languages Acquisition (English B, Indonesian B and Mandarin B)
Group 3: Individuals and Society (Business and Management, Economics, History, Information Technology in a Global Society and Psychology)
Group 4: Experimental Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science)
Group 5: Mathematics (Mathematics HL, Mathematics SL, Mathematical Studies)
Group 6: Arts or Electives (Visual Arts, Music, Literature and Performance, or another subject from Group 3 or 4)
In addition to the subjects, students fulfill three core elements of the Diploma Programme. They are:
Extended Essay (EE) Students carry out individual research and write an essay of 4,000 words. EE asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying. The world studies extended essay option allows students to focus on a topic of global significance which they examine through the lens of at least two DP subjects. The essay also gives opportunity to become familiar with the research and writing skills expected by universities.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) TOK develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
TOK involves 100 hours of teaching time. It stimulates critical thinking about knowledge gained inside the various subjects and knowledge gained outside the classroom.
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