DP – Diploma Programme


DP – Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous, academically challenging and balanced two-year programme of education designed to prepare students aged 15 to 17 for success at university and in life beyond. The DP provides opportunities to develop both disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding that meet rigorous standards. It is a truly international programme incorporating the best educational practices from around the world, while remaining free from the influence of any particular system or government. In addition to academic excellence, it encourages inquiry, caring, open-mindedness, intercultural understanding, and the attitudes necessary to respect and evaluate a range of viewpoints. 

Students study 6 subjects, three at higher level (HL) and three at standard level (SL), which must be selected from various subject groups. In addition they must successfully complete the Core element, which comprises a Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, a Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) programme and the completion of an Extended Essay (EE).  

DP courses are offered in the following subjects:

Group 1

Language and Literature / Language A:

  • English A – Language and Literature (HL/SL)
  • Azerbaijani A – Literature (HL/SL)
  • Russian A – Literature (HL/SL)
  • Language A- Literature school-supported self-taught (SL)

Group 2 

Language Acquisition / Language B:

  • English B (HL/SL)
  • German B (HL/SL) 
  • Russian B (HL/SL)
  • Spanish ab initio (SL)
  • German ab initio (SL)

Group 3

Individual and Societies:

  • Business Management (HL/SL)
  • Economics (HL/SL)
  • History (HL/SL)
  • Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) (SL)
  • Global Politics (HL/SL)
  • Psychology (HL/SL)
  • Geography (HL/SL) 

Group 4


  • Biology (HL/SL)
  • Chemistry (HL/SL)
  • Physics (HL/SL)
  • Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) (SL)
  • Design Technology (HL/SL)
  • Computer Science (HL/SL)
  • PHE (HL/SL)

Group 5


  • Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (HL/SL)
  • Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations (HL/SL)

Group 6

The Arts:

  • Theatre (HL/SL)
  • Visual Arts
  • Music (HL/SL)


Another choice from Group 1, 2, 3 or 4