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IB Diploma Programme

Prepare for a successful future.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is the best pre-university course in the world.  Recognised globally, it focuses on developing critical thinking, academic risk-taking and international-mindedness. 

The IBDP is an academically demanding programme in which students take one subject from each of the key subject areas. Additionally, students embark on an independent research project and commit to community service.

 

  • The IB programme at DSB International School

    At DSB, IB candidates can choose from the following subjects:

    Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature

    German or English

    Group 2: Language Aquisition

    French, German or English

    Group 3: Individuals and Societies

    History, Geography or Environmental Systems and Societies

    Group 4: Sciences

    Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Systems and Societies

    Group 5: Mathematics

    Maths or Maths Studies

    Group 6: The Arts

    Visual Arts or any other subject from Groups 2, 3 and 4

    To obtain the full Diploma Programme students are also required to complete the core:

    Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
    Extended Essay (EE)
    Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)

    Learn more about the CAS programme

    The IB curriculum, follows the International Baccalaureate Organization [IBO] guidelines, prescribed for learning outcomes for students.

    Learn more about the IB programme .

  • The IB Learner Profile

    The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

    Please hover over the icons below to understand the 10 factors driving IB teaching.

    Inquirers

     

    We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life

    Knowledgeable

     

    We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance

    Thinkers

     

    We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions

    Communicators

     

    We express ourselves condently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups

    Principled

     

    We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences

    Open-Minded

     

    We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to gfrom the

    Caring

     

    We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us

    Risk-Takers

     

    We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change

    Balanced

     

    We understand the importance of balancing dierent aspects of our lives intellectual,physical, and emotional to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live

    Reflective

     

    We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development

  • Why IB Diploma

    The benefits of the IB Diploma Programme.

    Have a look at the video to know more about how the IB Diploma Programme.

  • DSB Graduates

    Our DSB IBDP graduates are well prepared to enter world class universities.

    This year our students have received offers from universities around the world. Please see the list of universities below.

    Our IBDP program is recognized by universities around the world and our students receive scholarships that are based on their excellence during their IBDP program. 

    United States                                                                                         

    Parsons School of Design                                                                                        
    ​Pratt Institute                                                                                                            
    MassArt                                                                                                                    
    School of Visual Arts, New York                                                                              
    Savannah College of Arts & Design                                                                       
    School of Art Institute, Chicago                                                                                
    Ringling College of Art and Design                                                                          
    California College of the Arts                                                                                       
    Maryland Institute College of the Arts                                                                    
    Purdue University                                                                                                     
    Northeastern University, Boston                                                                                 
    Drexel University                                                                                                     
    Boston University

                                                                                             
    United Kingdom 

    University of Warwick
    University of Manchester
    University of Exeter
    SOAS, University of London
    Central St Martins
    University of Southampton
    Coventry University
    Regents University London
    University of Westminster
    Instituto Marangoni
    University of Edinburgh
    University College of London (UCL)
    Durham University
    Kings College London
    University of Bristol                                                                                                                            

    Canada

    University of Alberta
    York University
    University of British Columbia
    University of Windsor
    Carleton University
    University of Calgary
    Simon Fraser University
    University of Western Ontario

    Europe

    University of Hanze
    Paris American Academy

    Middle East

    ESMOD Dubai

     

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