IB Diploma Programme

  • A two-year international education programme with breadth, depth and balance
  • For students aged 16–19 years (the last two years of high school)
  • Started in 1968 in Geneva, non-profit
  • Offered in 150+ countries, by 3400+ schools
  • Offers an holistic approach to teaching and learning
  • Provides students with everything Universities look for in applicants

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Programme structure

Students study six subjects and three core components over two years. 3 of the subjects are chosen at HIGHER level (240 hours) and 3 subjects at STANDARD level (150 hours) .

Core components:
TOK – Theory of Knowledge
EE – Extended Essay
CAS – Creativity / Activity / Service

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What is The Core?

Theory of Knowledge (TOK): encourages students to reflect on the nature of
knowledge, the process of learning in all subjects and make connections across the academic areas

Extended Essay (EE): an independent, self-directed piece of writing up to 4,000 words that encourages students to develop independent college-level research skills.

Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS): students complete projects and activities on a variety of topics and themes linked to the arts, sports, physical and services areas. Students must work on their CAS projects on a weekly basis and for at least 18 months.

Total of 45 points:

  • 7 points per subjects
  • 3 points from TOK and EE

Points from subjects:
7 – Excellent
6 – Very Good
5 – Good
4 – Satisfactory
3 – Mediocre
2 – Poor
1 – Very Poor

Points from TOK and EE: 


24 total points (out of total 45)

  • All subjects graded 2 and higher
  • No more than two subjects with grade 2
  • No more than three subjects with grade 3
  • At least 12 points from HL subjects
  • At least 9 points from SL subjects
  • Grades D or above for TOK and EE
  • Completing CAS programme

Analysis and Approaches (AA)

For students interested in mathematics, engineering, physical sciences, and
some economics.

  • Classical approach to mathematics
  • Abstract theories
  • Proofs
  • Emphasis on construction, communicating and justifying correct
    mathematical arguments

Applications and Interpretations (AI)

For students interested in social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, statistics,
business, engineering, some economics, psychology, and design.

  • Emphasis on practical application
  • Designed for the needs of a data-rich world
  • Use of mathematics in real-world contexts and solving real-world problems
Analysis and Approaches (AA)Hours per TopicApplications and Interpretations (AI)
1939Number and Algebra1629
2551Geometry and Trigonometry1846
2733Statistics and Probability3652