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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, Societies (ESS), Psychology and Economics

    Group 4: Sciences

    Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Environmental Systems and Societies, Design Technology

    Group 5: Mathematics

    Maths or Maths Studies

    Group 6: The Arts

    Visual Arts, Film, 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.



    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



    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



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



    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



    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



    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



    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



    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



    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



    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
    Cornell University
    ​Pratt Institute
    Menlo College
    Loyola Marymount University
    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
    University of Indiana
    Boston University
    Boston College
    Chapman University
    Indiana University, Bloomington
    Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business
    George Washington University School of Business
    University of Washington
    Rollins College
    Syracuse University
    Temple University
    University of Miami, Frost School of Music
    University of the Pacific
    Brandeis university
    Hamilton College
    Lafayette College
    Skidmore College
    American University
    Washington and Lee University,br /> Sarah Lawrence
    Bryant University
    University of Southern California, Santa Barbara

    United Kingdom 

    University of Warwick
    University of Manchester
    University of Exeter
    SOAS, University of London
    Central St Martins
    University of Southampton
    Coventry University
    University of Stirling
    Regents University London
    University of Westminster
    Instituto Marangoni
    University of Edinburgh
    University College of London (UCL)
    Durham University
    Leeds Beckett University
    University of Brighton
    University of Birmingham
    Sheffield Hallam University
    Royal Holloway University of London
    Kings College London
    University of Sussex
    City University, London
    University of Bristol                                                                                                                            


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


    University of Hanze
    Paris American Academy

    Middle East

    ESMOD Dubai


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