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 and six subject groups. Made up of three required components – the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge, and Creativity, Action, Service – the DP Core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.
The Extended Essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying.
Theory of knowledge (TOK) develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Action seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community offers a vehicle for new learning. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.