Diploma Programme

IBDP results 2015


New IBCC / IBDP Programmes of Study for 2014-2015:

For our IBCC and IBDP students Academic Year 2014-2015 please check our GCS IBCP_IBDP Programmes of Study 2015-16


New Book List for DP 2014-2016

Check the list of the books required for the Diploma Programme for 2014-2016 Book list for DP 2014 -16.pdf

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GCS offers the IB Diploma Programme to Grade 11 and Grade 12 students since September 2011.

GCS offers the IB Diploma Programme (DP) to students enrolling into Grade 11. 

GCS does not enrol students into Grade 12, there are special consideration if the student is coming  from another IB DP School.

The Diploma Programme (DP) is a challenging, broad and balanced programme set over two years of study. The DP is well recognised by leading universities throughout the world and aims to equip students with not only the basic academic skills needed for university study, but to also create a well-rounded individual who has developed positive values and life skills. The IB Learner Profile is central to this.
The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education that prepares students, approximately aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond.

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IB Diploma Programme students study six subjects from 6 subject groups

  • Group 1 - Language A1 - Studies in Language & Literature
  • Group 2 - Language - second language - Language Acquisition
  • Group 3 - Individuals and societies
  • Group 4 - Experimental sciences
  • Group 5 - Mathematics and computer science
  • Group 6 - The arts

Students are expected to study three (with the possibility of studying four) subjects at higher level. Higher level subjects are taught over 240 teaching hours and require a greater depth of study. Breadth of learning is encouraged with a requirement to study three more subjects (two if four are studied at higher level) at standard level these courses are usually taught over 150 teaching hours.

In addition the DP is grounded in three key elements that students are required to undertake as part of the broader curriculum.
  • Theory of knowledge - Explores the different concepts of knowledge across the whole curriculum.
  • Extended essay - an externally assessed independent research assignment in one of the six subject areas. This allows students to specialise in certain subject areas and prepare for university studies.
  • Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) - Students are required to undertake a minimum of 150 hours in creative, physical and service activities that take them well beyond the confines of their classrooms and gain them real - life experience.