The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a 2-year internationally-recognised, pre-university programme which is taught in English and is based on the curriculum framework of the International Baccalaureate.
The curriculum is composed of the DP core and six subject groups. Each student opts for six courses – one from each of the subject groups.
The three core elements of the IB Diploma are:
The Extended Essay – EE
The extended essay is an assignment which involves the in-depth study of a topic. Under the guidance of a supervisor, the candidate must write an independent self-directed research paper of up to 4,000 words.
Theory of Knowledge – TOK
The main characteristic of this course is its trans-disciplinary approach to knowledge. The aim of this course is to make students elaborate on the ways they acquire knowledge (Ways of Knowing) in all fields of their IB studies, as well as in their everyday life (Areas of Knowledge), sharpen their critical thinking and enrich their arguments and potential for debates. The TOK course is assessed through an exhibition and an essay.
At the core of the educational philosophy of the IB Diploma programme, Creativity-Activity-Service (CAS) offers the opportunity for the student to:
- set goals and create opportunities for personal development
- accept new roles and challenges
- see himself / herself as a member of a wider social community
- feel responsible towards others and the environment
The courses are offered at two levels (Standard and Higher) and teaching hours are allocated accordingly over the two years of the IB DP.
- Higher level subjects take up 240 teaching hours
- Standard level comprises 150 teaching hours
|Studies in Language and Literature
|Individuals and Societies
A detailed description of IBDP courses is available at IB@CGSCorner.