Join the DP review of subjects

The IB, in close collaboration with educational experts from universities, undertakes a comprehensive review of DP subjects in seven-year cycles.

During the review of DP courses or subject groups, the IB collects comprehensive feedback from a range of stakeholders, analyzes existing assessments, and conducts a thorough review of available literature. These activities inform the development of new course content and assessment approaches.

How to engage in the Diploma Programme (DP) review

Universities worldwide are invited to participate in the review based on their intake of IB students, global reputation and ranking, expertise in the subject area, and geographic and cultural diversity.

Opportunities includes:

  • Responding to surveys on their teaching of subject areas, expectations of first-year undergraduate students, preferred assessment methods, performance of IB students in their programs, and recognition policies at their institutions;
  • Participating in virtual forums, face-to-face meetings, reviews of draft subject guides, and comparisons of old and new courses;
  • Writing research reports or literature reviews;
  • Attending subject-specific symposia upon request;
  • Applying to become IB examiners to gain familiarity with IB assessments;
  • Recommending undergraduate students to participate in trials of new assessments.

We invite interested university faculty members to engage with us in the review of the DP subjects. Please contact us at dpdevelopment@ibo.org.