The IB Diploma Program is designed as a challenging and balanced program of education for students in Grade 11 and 12, with final examinations that prepare students for success at university and life beyond.
The program, which is taught over two years, has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. It is offered by some 2,200 IB World Schools in around 130 different countries.
Since the late 1960s, the program has:
Provided a package of education that balances subject breadth and depth, and considers the nature of knowledge across disciplines through the unique theory of knowledge course.
Encouraged international-mindedness in IB students, starting with a foundation in their own language and culture.
Developed a positive attitude to learning that prepares students for university education.
Gained a reputation for its rigorous external assessment with published global standards, making this a qualification welcomed by universities worldwide.
Emphasized the development of the whole student - physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
At ISD we offer a comprehensive range of choices across the six subject group areas as well as the potential for Diploma courses offered online by Pamoja Education.
We have an experienced and Diploma trained faculty who are continually developing their professional practice and expertise through a three-year cycle of official IBO training workshops.
A number of our faculty are also trained as IB Diploma examiners which allows them to deepen their understanding of global standards and expectations in the numerous externally assessed components of the IB Diploma program. This knowledge and understanding immediately benefits the learning of our community here at ISD.
Our continuing focus on the Diploma CORE which includes Theory of Knowledge, Creativity Activity Service (CAS) and Extended Essay now has designated class time throughout the year and two specialist coordinators to facilitate the management of this central part of the IB Diploma program.