Diploma Programme (DP)
Diploma Programme: From principles into practice
This publication is now available on the OCC and the IB Store. Focusing on the programme as a whole, it explores the educational principles and practices that need to be nurtured in schools so that a solid foundation for a successful Diploma Programme can be established and maintained. Self-evaluation is essential for school improvement and this document, together with the Programme standards and practices, is intended to provide guidance and support for schools in that process.
International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate (IBCC) Update
The International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate (IBCC) is a new IB initiative (not a new IB programme), that aims to work with, and support, schools and colleges that wish to add an international dimension to their vocational offerings. The IBCC incorporates the educational principles, vision and learner profile of the IB, into local school and college vocational programmes and specifically addresses the needs of students engaged in career-related education. The IB’s involvement allows these students to be exposed to elements of an IB education, through a selection of DP subjects and a unique IBCC core.
Please check the IBCC website for further information.
Regional representative to the Diploma Review committee
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Millichamp, the IB DP Coordinator at UWCSEA in Singapore, as Regional Representative for 2010 to 2011. We sincerely thank Richard Henry of Sekolah Global Jaya in Indonesia for his past service in this role.
The Diploma Review committee aims to ensure the coherence and academic integrity of the individual components of the DP.
The regional office will work with Mike to ensure that all schools are represented effectively. Meetings take place twice a year in March and October in Cardiff.
Open Pilot – German Mixed Language Diploma
The Mixed Language Diploma allows German-speaking students to study and sit for examinations in a limited number of subjects in German while studying for the remaining DP subjects in English, French or Spanish. The subjects available in German are Biology HL and SL, History SL and HL European option, Theory of Knowledge, extended essays in Biology and History, and German A1 or A2. Candidates’ German language skills should be of at least A2 standard and they should have experience of being taught in German and English/French or Spanish.
Interested schools should contact the Regional Office for further details and conditions.
Change of school details
If a school has changed a coordinator or a head of school, the school must update these details on the IBIS. An email must also be sent to the DP Team. In all emails to the address, please state clearly your school name and school code.
For more information, please contact the IB Asia Pacific DP Team.