Diploma Programme

DP was established in the 1960s and is a highly respected qualification that has prepared students for the rigours of university life for the past 50 years. Today; worldwide, the DP provides a well-established and globally renowned education for 16-19 year olds. It is a viable and well reputed alternative to the more main stream A Level programmes available.

The IB’s goal is to empower students to flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically; have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge; and explore the nature of knowledge itself. The programme combines traditional academic disciplines across six subject groups with a ‘core’ made up of three areas that produce students who are better equipped for university and beyond.

Subjects offered for Examination in 2019:

Group 1: Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
Studies in Language
and Literature
Language Acquisition Individuals and Societies Sciences Mathematics The Arts
English A: Language
and Literature
French ab initio Economics Environmental Systems
and Societies Physics
Mathematics Mathematical Studies Film

In addition to the above subjects the Learning Alliance International DP students have to complete:

  • A 100 hour course in Theory of KnowledgeDiplomaCircle
  • A > 4000 word Extended Essay
  • A challenging and enjoyable Creativity, Activity and Serviceexperience

Why should students choose DP?

  • Students are required to take a more rigorous course of study, encompassing six subject disciplines. This allows students the opportunity to study subjects in greater depth and identify their true aptitude and career choices.
  • Students find it easier to score 35 points in the DP. This score is equivalent to two A* and one A in the A Level.
  • A combination of Internal and External Assessments allow students to showcase their knowledge and skill without feeling the pressure to perform in a single examination cycle.

DP students tend to be strong in:

  • Student Leadership Activities
  • Finding opportunities to study in other countries
  • Tutoring other students
  • Taking part in voluntary community service
  • Completing internships