IB Diploma Programme (IB DP)

IB Diploma Programme (IB DP)

What is IB DP?

The IB is so much more than simply a route to university. The IB ethos is to educate the whole person and provide the necessary skills to succeed in a rapidly changing world. The IB is offered in 148 countries, in 3874 schools to over a million students, because the programme understands that success in higher education involves both critical and creative thinking. Here are some of the reasons why the IB is unique;

Academic Rigour and Prestige

It prides itself in providing a high standard of education to those who decide to take it. Students excel in academic challenges and are more likely to succeed at university, scoring higher than students from other systems.


The IB Diploma Programme is an assessed programme for students aged 16 to 19. It is respected by leading universities across the globe. Through the DP, schools are able to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge, flourish holistically, study at least two languages, excel in traditional academic subjects, and explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students are challenged by a broad curriculum, choosing courses within six key subject areas.

Core Elements of IB DP

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, and Service - in which students complete a project related to those three concepts.

Subjects areas of IB DP

Studies in language and literature - English Language and Literature; Bulgarian Literature; French Language and Literature

Language acquisition - English B; Spanish ab Initio; Spanish B; French ab Initio; French B; German ab Initio

Individuals and societies - Business and Management; Information Technology in a Global Society; Environmental Systems and Societies

Mathematics - Mathematics: Analysis and approaches and Mathematics: Applications and interpretation

Experimental sciences - Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Environmental Systems and Societies, Computer Science

The Arts - Visual Arts is offered, with an impressive history of exhibitions and pieces

IB DP Assessment

Additionally, students must also fulfill three core requirements – complete an extended essay, attend a theory of knowledge course, and participate in creative, action and service activities

Diploma Programme (DP) courses within the CP are assessed in accordance with rigorous international standards.

Students take written examinations at the end of their courses, which are marked by external IB examiners. The marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest).

Academic results of Class 2019.

Academic results of Class 2020.

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