The International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) is a course of study designed to meet the educational requirements of students aged between 16 and 18 years.

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a well-rounded, rigorous course of study, devised to develop students with skills for the 21st Century, who are informed global citizens. It aims to help students to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world.

The programme reflects the IB commitment to internationalism through second language learning and through some literature requirements in English. The programme includes learning outside the classroom through the extended essay and the community, and to independent learning through research. 

Diploma Programme Handbook 2023-2024

College Counselling Handbook

MLA Style Guide


Students entering Year 12 may opt for one of the following:

I. IB Diploma

The curriculum consists of six subject Groups:

Group 1 Language A English Lang/ Lit HL or SL
Self-Taught mother tongue only at SL
Group 2 Language B English B HL
Arabic HL or SL
French HL or SL
Spanish HL or SL
French Ab initio SL
Spanish Ab initio SL
Self-Taught mother tongue only at SL
Group 3 Individuals and Societies

History HL or SL
Economics HL or SL
Psychology HL or SL
Geography HL or SL
Business and Management HL or SL
Global Politics 
Digital Society HL or SL
Physics HL or SL (for students wanting to pursue Medicine)

Group 4 Experimental Science Biology HL or SL
Chemistry HL or SL
Physics HL or SL
Computer Science H or SL
Design Technology HL or SL
Environmental Systems & Societies HL or SL 
Sports Science HL or SL
Group 5 Mathematics Maths AA HL or SL
Maths AI HL or SL
Group 6 Electives Visual Arts HL or SL
Film Studies HL or SL
OR a second subject from Group 3 OR Group 4

To be eligible for the award of the Diploma candidates must:

  1. Offer one subject from each of the above Groups.
  2. Offer three subjects at Higher level (HL) and three at Standard level (SL).
  3. Submit an Extended Essay of 4000 words in one of the subjects of the IBDP.
  4. Follow the Theory of Knowledge course.
  5. Engage in CAS Activities representing Creativity, Activity and Service.

II. IB Courses

Students who do not wish to take the Diploma programme may take IB Courses in five (possibility of 6) subjects of which English, Math are compulsory. It is preferred that two HL subjects are taken for university acceptance purposes.

Diploma Programme Results


DP May 2023 May 2022 May 2021 May 2020 May 2019 May 2018 May 2017 May 2016 May 2015 May 2014 May 2013
Total number of DP, CP and Courses candidates registered in the session 153 145 143 140 164 140 138 144 137 115 103
Number of Diploma candidates registered in the session 128 139 133 127 154 126 130 120 119 91 89
Number of registered candidates who passed the Diploma at DIA 128 139 133 127 153 121 126 117 116 88 85
% of registered candidates who passed the Diploma at DIA 100% 100% 100% 100% 99% 96% 97% 98% 98% 97% 95%
% of registered candidates who passed the Diploma world-wide 79.3% 85.8% 86% 77.1% 77.8% 78.1% 78.5% 78.5% 80.2% 76% 78.5%
Average points obtained by candidates at DIA who passed the diploma 35 37.3 39 36 35 34 33.3 33 33 33 32
Average points obtained by candidates world-wide 30.2 31.98 33 29.9 30 29.78 30 30.07 29.8 29.8 29.81
Highest total score obtained by a candidate who passed the Diploma at DIA 45/45 45/45 45/45 43/45 45/45 45/45 44/45 45/45 45/45 44/45 45/45

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