The DP Curriculum:

The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core. 

Made up of the three required components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.

The three core elements are:

  • Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
  • The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
  • Creativity, activity, service, in which students complete a project related to those three concepts.

Students choose courses from the following subject groups

Students may opt to study an additional sciences, individuals and societies, or languages course, instead of a course in the arts.

Students will take three subjects at higher level (HL) and three at standard level (SL).  HL and SL courses differ in scope but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at higher level.

Standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours. Higher level comprises 240 teaching hours.

BEPS International School is an authorised IB World School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP), for the IB Diploma and IB Career-related Programmes*.  IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education.

* Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org or check this short video.

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