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What is International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme?

Posted by Saumya Pandey on 10/12/18 11:34

One World International School strives to provide its children with the best learning environment possible. Beyond our core curriculum programme, we are seeking to become a school where our students can develop into future global leaders. Currently, OWIS is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, commonly referred to as IBDP, is a programme which is open to any and all students aged 16 to 19. For several decades, this programme has been providing children with a structured curriculum which allows them to excel academically whilst simultaneously encouraging them to grow on a personal level. Throughout its curriculum, children complete coursework which focuses on intellectual development and ethical training, as well as physical and emotional health.

Subject Areas that IBDP Schools Can Offer

Once a school is authorised to offer the IBDP curriculum, educators and administrators can begin implementing coursework for their secondary school children. The core subject areas that IBDP schools can offer include:

  • Language and literature studies

  • Individuals and societies

  • Language acquisition

  • The arts

  • Sciences

  • Mathematics


Within these core subject areas, there are a variety of course offerings. Children, as well as their administrators and educators, can select the courses which work best for both their individual and community needs. This allows each IBDP school to create a framework which is personalised for their facility. Additional Components of the IBDP, in addition to the core subject areas, there are additional components of the IBDP which add an extra depth to the individual child’s learning experience. These components include:

  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) — This component requires children to consider the topic of knowledge itself, and to examine how they know and understand that topic.

  • Extended Essay — This component requires children to complete a 4,000-word paper. It is a self-directed research project which is designed to prepare them for future educational and professional environments.

  • Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) — This component requires children to complete a community project which relates to the concepts of creativity, activity and service.

OWIS is proud to be a candidate for this esteemed programme, and it is our hope to bring this programme to our school in the near future. We feel that this is an ideal platform for our secondary school children, who will need to push and challenge themselves in order to thrive in a global economy. Fundamentally, IBDP is a window to the world as its score assessments are accepted at universities and colleges globally.For more information about the OWIS experience, contact us today.

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