The IBDP is a rigorous post-secondary academic programme that seeks to develop the students intellectually, physically, emotionally and ethically. To gain both depth and breadth of knowledge, all Year 5 and Year 6 students take six subjects: one subject per group and three Core elements, Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) over the course of two years. Three subjects are taken at Higher Level and three subjects at the Standard Level.
Each subject has internal assessments which are marked by the respective teacher supervisors but moderated by external examiners. Written examinations for the six subjects are mostly taken at the end of the second year of the programme and are externally marked.
The Core elements of Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge are assessed by coursework which are done under teacher supervision but externally marked. The IB coursework and internal assessments results in the development of independent inquiry, research and academic writing skills which are essential for studies in tertiary institutions and future work.
CAS is an element which requires students to engage in a series of different experiences and a purposeful and challenging project which involves community service. Their reflections of these experiences and the project are documented on Managebac, an online portal.
Our teachers are all trained to teach IBDP by regularly attending IB professional development courses and IB Global conferences, on top other professional development courses.
For more information about the IBDP please follow the links below:
IBO Diploma Programme
ACS (International) IBDP Programme Overview
ACS (International) does offer scholarships every year to eligible students. If you wish to apply please follow the link below:
Years 5 & 6 Student Scholarship