IB Diploma Programme Curriculum (DP)
Here we will cover all what parent need to know about the IB Diploma Programme Curriculum – IB Schools in Qatar.
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What is the IB Diploma Programme Curriculum?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers four different Curriculums based-on student age, IB Diploma Programme Curriculum (DP) (16-19 years)
The curriculum is made up of the DP core and six subject groups.
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.
The six subject groups are:
Studies in language and literature,
Individuals and societies,
Assessment and Exams:
The International Baccalaureate (IB) assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the Diploma Programme (DP) courses.
DP assessment procedures measure the extent to which students have mastered advanced academic skills in fulfilling these goals, for example:
– Analysing and presenting information
– Evaluating and constructing arguments
– Solving problems creatively.
Basic skills are also assessed, including:
– Retaining knowledge
– Understanding key concepts
– Applying standard methods.
In addition to academic skills, DP assessment encourages an international outlook and intercultural skills, wherever appropriate.
Student results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student’s position in the overall rank order.