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IB Diploma Programme (DP)

The Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year curriculum, leading to a qualification that is widely recognised by the world’s leading universities. The foundation of the IB Diploma programme can be traced back to a meeting of educators held in Switzerland in 1962. These educators promoted the idea of a programme aimed at the growing number of internationally mobile students.

These students needed a diploma that would allow them entry to universities both in their "home" country or elsewhere in the world if that was their desire.

AIS has offered the International Baccalaureate programme since 1976. From that time student success rate on final examinations confirms the value of the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme at AIS.

What is the IB Diploma Curriculum?

IB Diploma candidates are required to study six subjects: three subjects are taught at Higher Level (HL), the remaining three at Standard Level (SL). While it is possible to take four subjects at Higher Level, this is not recommended. HL courses represent a minimum of 240 teaching hours, while SL courses require at least 150 hours, over the course of two years. One subject is chosen from each of the groups below:

In addition to the courses mentioned below each Diploma candidate must participate in the Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course and Creativity/Activity/Service (CAS), as well as undertake a personal research project of 4000 words, known as the Extended Essay. The unique characteristics of TOK, CAS and the Extended Essay qualify them to receive the IB Diploma. DP Courses also count toward meeting AIS requirements for a High School Diploma.

Courses that do not have a minimum of six students will not be offered.
Tutored languages are at additional cost.

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