Diploma Programme

The DP is a course designed for students in Years 11&12. Students can choose to follow either the full IB Diploma Programme or their choice of individual IB Diploma courses. Widely recognised as the best possible preparation for study at university, the DP builds research skills, promotes personal responsibility and encourages independent learning.



Students can choose one subject from each of the groups below, three at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL):

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature (Language A)

Group 2: Language Acquisition (Language B or ab initio), or a second Language A

Group 3: Individuals and Societies (Humanities)

Group 4: Experimental Sciences

Group 5: Mathematics

Group 6: Arts (or a second Science or Humanities, or a third language)


The DP has three core requirements:

  • Theory of Knowledge (ToK): This is an interdisciplinary course where students explore the nature of knowledge across all disciplines by questioning assumptions and understanding different cultural perspectives

  • Extended Essay (EE): The EE gives students the opportunity to independently investigate a self-directed, 4,000 word research paper of individual interest.

  • Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS): CAS runs alongside students’ academic subjects. Students become involved in purposeful artistic pursuits, physical activity, and community service projects.