IB Diploma Programme

Diploma Programme (DP)

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The DP curriculum

The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.

Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

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 student’s educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.

The three core elements are:

The six subject groups are:

There are different courses within each subject group. Students will take some subjects at higher level (HL) and some at standard level (SL). HL and SL courses differ in scope but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at a higher level.

Each student takes at least three (but not more than four) subjects at higher level, and the remaining at standard level.

Standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours. Higher level comprises 240 teaching hours.

Our recognition resource and document library has subject briefs for the DP, looking at every subject at both standard and higher level.

DP assessment procedures measure the extent to which students have mastered advanced academic skills in fulfilling these goals, for example:

Basic skills are also assessed, including:

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.

Using external and internal assessment.

The IB uses both external and internal assessment in the DP.

External assessment

Examinations form the basis of the assessment for most courses. This is because of their high levels of objectivity and reliability. They include:

Internal assessment

Teacher assessment is also used for most courses. This includes:

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U.K. :
University Placements

COIS has been centre of excellence for different subjects which is also reflected in our 2021 DP results where in out of 17 opted subjects, students have scored 7/7 (98%)in six subjects, (Business management, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematics :Interpretation).

In the other six subjects, namely English, French, Spanish, Hindi, ITGS, Mathematics Analysis, the highest is 6/7. Students have scored 3 points (maximum) in TOK/EEmatrix as well.

This legacy is also visible in the placement map of COIS students around the world.We appreciate good work done by all IB teachers around the world in this tough pandemic year.