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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
Scots students talk about why they are studying the IB Diploma, October 2014. Video credit: Fairfax NZ Ltd.
Scots College offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the NCEA as a dual pathway to university entrance, both being nationally and internationally recognised.
The IBDP is a two-year qualification based on subjects studied in Years 12 and 13. While preparing the students for university studies it aims to give them a broad qualification with an international perspective through the study of six subjects as well as Theory of Knowledge (TOK). Students will also complete a CAS programme (Creativity, Action and Service) and write an Extended Essay (4000 words) in a subject of their own choice.
Who can apply?
- To be successful in the IBDP the students will have to be well organised and self motivated.
- If an NCEA student is interested in doing the IBDP, then it will have some impact on his choice of subjects for Year 11. It is advisable that the student …
- does at least one science, preferably the science he intends to study for the Diploma
- does at least one humanities subject (i.e. geography, history or economics), preferably the subject he intends to be his Group 3 subject for the Diploma
- avoids taking more than one non-IB subject (eg: Accounting, Graphics, Tech, P.E.)
For more general information about the IB Diploma Programme , visit the IBO website.
Diploma Programme general presentation (PDF 3.4MB)
Diploma Programme grade descriptors (445KB)
Diploma Programme Standard level and higher level courses (434KB)
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