The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at students aged 16–19.
The program provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognised by many universities worldwide.
It was developed in the early to mid-1960s in Geneva, Switzerland, by a group of international educators. After a six-year pilot programme ended in 1975, a bilingual diploma was established.
Administered by the International Baccalaureate (IB), the IBDP is taught in schools in over 140 countries, in one of three languages: English, French, or Spanish.
- Group 1Studies in Language and Literature: English Language and Literature SL/HL (any one)
- Group 2Language Acquisition: Hindi B HL/SL or French B SL or French ab initio SL or Spanish ab initio SL
- Group 3Individuals and Societies: Economics HL/SL, Business Management HL/SL, Psychology HL/SL, Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) SL (Choose at least one or two)
- Group 4Sciences: Physics HL/SL, Chemistry HL/SL, Biology HL/SL, Computer Science, Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) SL (Choose at least one or two)
- Group 5Mathematics: Mathematics HL/SL, Mathematics Studies SL (At least one)
- Group 6The Arts: Visual Art HL/SL (Optional)
- Subjects to be choosen: 6, Three at the Higher Level (HL) and three at the Standard Level (SL)
- Minimum of 8 students required to offer a subject