International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) 

Established in 1968 in Geneva Switzerland, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) was the first programme offered by the International Baccalaureate to students aged 16 to 19 years.

IBDP is a two year programme and it is an academically challenging one.  While highly academic, DP was established to provide students with a balanced education, facilitate geographic and cultural mobility and to promote international understanding with final examinations that prepare students for success at University and beyond.

The Diploma Programme centres on the DP core. Three components make up the core: Theory of Knowledge (TOK) develops critical and reflective thinking; Extended Essay (EE) assists students to become independent learners; and Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) aspects ensure students are healthy and recognise the importance of service to others. DP core components are studied alongside individual subjects and throughout a student’s time in the Diploma programme.

Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of six groups (Group 1 to 6), ensuring a breadth of knowledge and the development of a well-rounded understanding in their best Language, Additional Language(s), the Social Sciences, the Experimental Sciences, Mathematics and Arts.

Group 1:              Studies in Language and Literature
Group 2:              Language Acquisition
Group 3:              Individual and Societies
Group 4:              Science
Group 5:              Mathematics
Group 6:              The Arts

For further IBDP info, please go to MyACG Parnell College Course Subject Option or speak to a representative at the Course Planning Evening.

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