The Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation, for grades 11 and 12, is offered at TSRS, Moulsari campus.
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students.
The course is presented as six academic areas enclosing a central core.
The core consists of essential components:
- The extended essay which asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying.
- Theory of knowledge, a course on critical thinking through which students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction to develop a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines.
- Creativity, action, service (CAS) which involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme in order to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.
The six academic areas encourage the concurrent study of a broad range of subjects including:
- two modern languages (or a modern language and a classical language);
- a humanities or social science subject;
- an experimental science;
- one of the creative arts.
It is this comprehensive range of subjects that makes the Diploma Programme a demanding course of study designed to prepare students effectively for university entrance. In each of the academic areas students have flexibility in making their choices, which means they can choose subjects that particularly interest them and that they may wish to study further at university.
At the end of two years’ study the students take a set of examinations to qualify for admission into colleges all over the world.