The Diploma Programme (DP) provides a challenging, internationally focused, broad and balanced educational experience for students aged 16 to 19. Students are required to study six subjects and a curriculum core concurrently over two years. The programme is designed to equip students with the basic academic skills needed for university study, further education and their chosen profession. Additionally the programme supports the development of the values and life skills needed to live a fulfilled and purposeful life. In short, the programme’s ultimate goal is the centre of the model which is the IB Learner Profile.
The IB learner profile
The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose.
Watch the video below to see the IB learner profile come alive:
Through the DP, schools are able to develop students who:
International research shows that there are many benefits to choosing the DP over other 16-19 curricula. For example:
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