The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19.
Find out more about the Diploma Programme (DP), including information on pathways to university, employment and on who can offer the programme.
What is the DP?
Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the Diploma Programme (DP). The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
Find out more about the DP.
The DP curriculum
The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.
Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
Read about the DP curriculum.
Assessment and exams
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the Diploma Programme (DP) courses.
Read about assessment and exams.
There is information on getting results, including information on how to request that an exam is remarked.
Understanding assessment during COVID-19
Schools, teachers and students around the world continue to experience tremendous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These challenges are at the forefront of our minds as we prepare for awarding results during the May 2021 session using a dual assessment model. Read more about the dual assessment here.
The IB has prepared videos and one-page documents to explain the principles and processes that will enable us to award results for both routes, how we will maintain fairness across both routes and how we will consider the impact of the pandemic throughout the awarding process.
Who is the DP for?
The Diploma Programme (DP) is open to any student aged 16 to 19, at schools that have been authorized to implement the programme.
Learn more about students in the DP.
Resources for DP schools
Educators are given access to a range of resources that help them to teach and develop.