Welcome to the IBDP
- May 13, 2022
Background of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
The IBDP is a globally renowned international programme of study followed by top-tier academic institutions in over 146 countries. It is designed for students of Grades 11 and 12 and has certain unique features:
IBDP is focused on the holistic development of every individual student, and helps them develop an inquiring, knowledgeable, principled, reflective and communicative profile that caters to building capacities and responsibilities that bolster and also constantly redefine the ideals of academic success.
The IBDP’s programmes are different from other curricula because it encourages students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions, solve complex problems across both local and global contexts.
The IBDP has an enviable reputation for its focus on rigorous assessment, and as an ideal preparation for entry into colleges and universities worldwide.
It is known for its breadth and depth both in terms of content and skills that are heavily research focused and provide personal pathways for learning and projects.
The IBDP syllabi change every five years based on the changing requirements of universities and the world of work, which builds the necessary skills and capacities required for future success.
In the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP), students pursue a total of six subjects, three at HL and SL respectively, and are graded on a scale of 1-7, allowing a maximum score of 42 points apart from three bonus points awarded for the Extended Essay (EE) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK). The former is an academic research paper wholly drafted by the student on any topic area within a subject of their choice offered by the IB, while the latter is a core part of the programme which encourages students to investigate the nature of knowledge and question how it is acquired – both these components are mandatory. The IB also mandates Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), an extracurricular core component that aims to encourage artistic tendencies, physical development and community engagement to further aid the evolution of each student.
CourseLeap offers multiple courses such as Pre-IB, Revision Courses, Guidance for Internal Assessment and personalized academic tutoring to help students prepare for and excel in this competitive and rigorous IB Diploma curriculum.