The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepare students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and life beyond. The programme is taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from world’s leading universities.

The DP programme encourages students to ask challenging questions, learn how to learn, develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture, and develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.

Students following the DP programme at New School study 6 subjects, one from each IB subject group:

• Group 1:

Studies in Language and Literature: English Language and LiteratureGeorgian LiteratureRussian Literature.

• Group 2:

Language AcquisitionEnglish B HL, French B HL/SLItalian B Ab Initio SL, Russian B HL/SL, Spanish B HL/SL, Spanish B Ab Initio SL.

• Group 3:

Individuals and Societies: Global Politics HL/SL, History HL/SL, or Economics HL/SL.

• Group 4:

Experimental Sciences: Chemistry HL/SL, Biology HL/SL or Physics HL/SL.

• Group 5:

Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches HL/SL, or Applications and Interpretation HL/SL.

• Group 6:

The Arts: Visual Arts HL/SL.

Each of the six group subjects is assessed both internally and externally by examiners around the world. Also included

in the programme are the three components of the core of the curriculum model. These components are inquiry based and provide students with extended study and participation in research, writing, presentation, communication, and community involvement:

1. Extended Essay (EE)

2. Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

3. Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)

These three components and the six subject groups provide students with a balanced and academically challenging education.

General Regulations: Diploma Programme

IB Recognition Resource Library