IB Diploma

IB Diploma

About IBDP


The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is an assessed programme for students aged 16 to 19.  It is respected by leading universities across the globe.


The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum sets out the requirements for study of the DP.  The curriculum is made up of the DP core elements 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 (TOK)
     - in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
  • The extended essay (EE)
     - which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
  • Creativity, activity, service (CAS)
     - in which students complete a project related to those three concepts.

The six subject groups are:

*There are different courses within each subject group

Choosing subjects in the Diploma Programme?

Students choose courses from the following subject groups: studies in language and literature; language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; and the arts.

Students may opt to study additional sciences, individuals and societies, or a language course instead of a course in the arts.

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. Students are expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at the higher level.

Each student takes at least three (but not more than four) subjects at higher level, and the remaining at standard level.
The standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours.  The higher level comprises of 240 teaching hours.

What can iStudy offer for the IBDP students?

English Language / English Literature
Chinese Language / Chinese Literature
Mathematics AA/AI
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Individual Oral Assessment (IOA)

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“Tutors in iStudy gave provided me with the greatest motivation to learn, and their methodology in teaching proved extremely useful to me in my studies. Thank you!”
- Jonathan Lee, IB 45/45 Full Scorer

“iStudy tutors helped me in understanding exam structures and gave me many practical exam tips, Their assistance was the reason that I obtained such good results in my IB examinations.”
- Alex Xia, IB 45/45 Full Scorer

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