The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading to examinations, that meets the needs of highly motivated high school students. The Diploma model is based on the pattern of no single country but incorporates the best elements of several.
The program offers special features in addition to the traditional strengths of a liberal arts curriculum.
The Theory of Knowledge course seeks to develop a coherent approach to learning which transcends and unifies the academic subjects and encourages appreciation of other cultural perspectives.
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) is a fundamental part of the curriculum and provides a refreshing counterbalance to the demands of the academic program. CAS participation encourages young people to reach beyond themselves and their books.
The extended essay of around 4000 words acquaints students with independent research and writing skills expected at universities.
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Language A1: first language, including the study of selections from world literature
Language A2, B, ab initio: second modern language
Individuals and Societies: history, geography, economics, philosophy, psychology, social anthropology, business and organization, information technology in a global society, history of the Islamic world
Experimental Sciences: biology, chemistry, physics, environmental systems, design technology
Mathematics: mathematics HL (higher level), advanced mathematics SL (standard level), mathematical studies, mathematical methods
Arts and Electives: art/design, music, theater arts, Latin, classical Greek, computer science, a third modern language, a second subject from group 3 or group 4, advanced mathematics SL, a school-based syllabus approved by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).