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) and Economics
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)
The IB curriculum, follows the International Baccalaureate Organization [IBO] guidelines, prescribed for learning outcomes for students.
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
The benefits of the IB Diploma Programme.
Have a look at the video to know more about how the IB Diploma Programme.
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.
Parsons School of Design
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
Northeastern University, Boston
University of Warwick
University of Manchester
University of Exeter
SOAS, University of London
Central St Martins
University of Southampton
Regents University London
University of Westminster
University of Edinburgh
University College of London (UCL)
Kings College London
University of Bristol
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Windsor
University of Calgary
Simon Fraser University
University of Western Ontario
University of Hanze
Paris American Academy