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IB Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme, founded in 1968, is an international pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. It is available in English, French and Spanish, and is designed for highly motivated students in the final two years of high school. It currently works with 3,630 schools in 146 countries to develop and offer four challenging programmes to over 1,115,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.

The Diploma Programme is a comprehensive and demanding academic experience that allows students to fulfil the requirements of their state or national education systems. The DP incorporates the best elements of national systems, without being based on any single one.

DP assessment is criterion-referenced: each student's performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement. Scores reflect knowledge and skills relative to set standards applied equally to all schools. Academic judgments about candidates work rest with over 5,000 examiners worldwide, led by chief examiners with international authority in their fields.

The DP curriculum aims to develop in students the ability to reason for themselves, rather than merely accumulate facts. It provides a through education in a broad range of subjects. It aims to enhance awareness of our common humanity, to encourage a sense of social responsibility, and to prepare students for higher education. It allows students the freedom to pursue their own needs and interests within a framework of a properly balanced education. It is both a structured programme that offers a strong general education and a flexible programme that acknowledges the particular interests of individual students.

 
   
Diploma Programme curriculum framework
IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of five groups (1 to 5), ensuring a breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics. Student may choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.

At least three and not more than four subjects are taken at higher level (240 teaching hours), while the other subjects are taken at standard level (150 teaching hours). In addition to disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the Diploma Programme features three core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.

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The Aditya Birla World Academy Scholarship Programme aims to give a scholarship to meritorious, exceptional students for the two years of the IB DP / A Level programme.

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For details on the IBDP: ibo.org/diploma/curriculum/