The Shri Ram School

The Diploma Programme Curriculum

The IB DP Curriculum

The IB DP Core

The IB Diploma Programme is specifically designed to equip students for success in higher education and life within a global society. Its comprehensive framework caters to the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students ensuring a holistic approach to their development.
  • The extended essay challenges students to conduct independent research through an in-depth study of a question relevant to their chosen DP subject. The world studies extended essay option further enables students to focus on a topic of global significance which they examine through the lens of at least two DP subjects.
  • Theory of Knowledge promotes a coherent and unified approach to learning across academic disciplines. This critical thinking course encourages students to explore the nature of knowing and deepening their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
  • Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) is an integral part of the IB Programme, engaging students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. Creativity promotes arts and creative thinking, while Action seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community provides valuable experiential learning with academic value. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.
The course curriculum framework is presented as six academic areas enclosing a central core. It encourages the concurrent study of a broad range of academic areas. Students study:

  • Two modern languages (or a modern language and a classical language)
  • A humanities or social science subject
  • An experimental science
  • Mathematics
  • 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 pursue further in those areas at the university level.
IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of the five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics. Student may choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.
List of subjects offered:

  • English A Literature
  • English A Language and Literature
  • Hindi B
  • French – Ab Initio
  • French B SL
  • Spanish – Ab Initio
  • Spanish B SL
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Social & Cultural Anthropology
  • Environmental Systems and Societies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics – Analysis and Approaches
  • Mathematics – Applications & Interpretation
  • Design Technology
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Creativity, Activity, Service
  • Theory Of Knowledge
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