IB Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme is a comprehensive and challenging two-year course of study that prepares students for success in higher education and beyond.

What Is the IB Diploma Programme (DP)?

At KISU, our students aged 16-19 learn through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) was established in 1968 to provide an internationally recognised qualification for students studying outside of their home country. As of November 2023, there were over 8,000 programmes being offered worldwide, across over 5,700 schools in 160 countries.
The IB Diploma Programme is a comprehensive and challenging two-year course of study that prepares students for success in higher education and beyond. It is renowned for its emphasis on critical thinking, research skills, and international perspectives. Students engage in a broad and balanced curriculum, developing a deep understanding of various subjects while developing key skills and attributes.

IB DP Requirements:

To obtain the full IB Diploma, students must opt for one subject from the six subject groups. However, Group 6 (The Arts) is not compulsory and be substituted for a different subject.

The Six Subject Groups:
  1. Studies in language and literature
  2. Language acquisition
  3. Individuals and societies
  4. Sciences
  5. Mathematics
  6. The arts
The Core Elements:

The key components of the IB Core are considered fundamental to the IB Diploma Programme, seamlessly interconnecting throughout all teaching and learning activities. These core elements are categorised into three components:

1) Theory of Knowledge
A course exploring the nature of knowledge, encouraging critical thinking and reflection on the ways different disciplines approach understanding.

2) Extended Essay
A self-directed essay of 4,000 words, enabling students to explore a subject of personal interest and enhance their academic researching and writing proficiency.

3) Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
An experiential learning component focusing on students’ involvement in creative pursuits, physical activities, and community service.
The IB Diploma Programme provides a challenging yet enriching educational experience, equipping students with a well-rounded skill set and a global perspective, setting them on a path for success in their future academic and personal endeavours.

Welcome from the IBDP Coordinator

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,
Welcome to the International Baccalaureate Programme at KISU!
I am delighted to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to all our new and returning students and families. As the IB Coordinator and College Counsellor, I am honoured to be a part of this exceptional community and thrilled to embark on an exciting academic journey with each one of you.

Kisu - Daniel Grimshawe - IB Coordinator & College Counselor
IB Coordinator & College Counsellor
Daniel Grimshawe


The International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a global leader in international education—developing inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people. Our programmes empower school-aged students to take ownership in their own learning and help them develop future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in a world that changes fast.

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