Top University Preparation
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The programme is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
All Diploma Programme students participate in the three course requirements that make up the core of the DP Model: TOK, CAS and the extended essay. Reflection on all these activities is a principle that lies at the heart of the thinking behind the Diploma Programme.
Strongly committed to the principle of developing the whole person, the IB believes that this is best achieved by identifying and developing clearer and more explicit aims for and relationships between TOK, CAS and the extended essay. Specifically, the IB believes a coherent view of the core will:
- support the interconnectedness of learning
- support concurrency of learning
- support the IB continuum of education and the learner profile
- support a broader view of the subject disciplines.