The Diploma Programme is the best in the world. Period. Full stop. The global search for high-quality education, embedded in high-performing education systems, has taken on mythical proportions, almost resembling the alchemists’ quest to turn common metals into gold. It is my hope that the present day search for global education, equitable and providing equality of opportunity for all, shall not cease until the “gold” we seek, has been found.
But until that day comes, for now, The Diploma Programme is the Best In The World…
How can I be so sure?
For one thing, The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students.
Yes, I could be wrong about this, since it is only my opinion that the IB Diploma Programme is The Best In The World. That’s why it is so very important that even beyond the academic challenging, university education preparation course, the underlying aim is to prepare students who not only want to make a better world, but also have the knowledge to make their dreams a reality…
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19.
Find out more about the Diploma Programme (DP), including information on pathways to university and employment and on who can offer the programme.
What is the DP?
Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the Diploma Programme (DP). The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
The DP curriculum
The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.
Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
Read about the DP curriculum.
Assessment and exams
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the Diploma Programme (DP) courses.
Read about assessment and exams.
There is information on getting results, including information on how to request that an exam is remarked.
Who is the DP for?
The Diploma Programme (DP) is open to any student aged 16 to 19, at schools that have been authorized to implement the programme. Learn more about students in the DP.
Resources for DP schools
Educators are given access to a range of resources that help them to teach and develop.
— Thomas Jerome Baker (@profesortbaker) June 23, 2018