IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program) is widely recognized by universities around the world. The course lasts for 2 years, mainly for students aged 16-18. Generally speaking, IBDP is highly evaluated and is considered to give students the ability to think across disciplines. Students must apply for admission to schools that offer IB courses before they can take IBDP.
The elective subjects of the IBDP consist of 6 groups:
1. Studies in language and literature (Also known as Language A and this is generally the student’s native language)
2. Language acquisition (Also known as Language B and it can be a language that the student has learned or newly learned)
3. Individuals and societies
4. Experimental sciences
6. The arts
Students choose one subject from Group 1 to Group 5, and then choose one subject from Group 6 or Group 1-5 as the sixth subject. Among these 6 subjects, students choose 3 or 4 subjects as Higher Level HL, and the rest are Standard Level SL.
Students must also complete 3 compulsory core subjects (DP Core):
1. Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
2. Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
3. Extended Essay (EE)
Evaluation will be divided into internal evaluation and external evaluation. The internal evaluation includes oral presentations, experimental tasks or writing.The external evaluation is 2-3 time-limited written tests per subject.
Each subject has a score of 1-7, and the highest score in the 6 subjects is 42 points in total. Students with excellent scores in TOK and EE can get 3 bonus points. Therefore, students can get up to 45 points in the IBDP. The passing score is 24 points.
This course is divided into subjects in the form of 1:4 group or private tuition. All subjects are taught by experienced tutors who have taken IBDP and graduated from well-known universities in the UK, the US, Australia and Canada. The tutor provides students with personalized guidance through in-depth notes and exercises with simple languages, adding detailed explanations, to clarify difficult concepts, and to cultivate students’ ability of spontaneous learning and independent thinking.