Curriculum – Student Assessment

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) describes the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) as a comprehensive, intense, two-year curriculum for students aged 16 to 19. For most courses, students take written examinations at the end of the DP and in many programme areas, students complete externally assessed coursework.  The curriculum is not based on any one country’s educational model; instead, it is the meticulous merging of specialization required by some educational systems with academic range preferred by others.  The overall objectives of the IB are to offer students holistic programmes of international education, to facilitate mobility within different geographical areas and cultures, and to promote understanding through shared academic experiences.  Moreover, the Programme aims to broaden the student’s intellectual horizons through a multi-faceted education that fosters critical thinking while emphasizing academic learning.


The IB Diploma Programme was first implemented in schools in the late 1960s with the aim of providing an international education which is recognized by universities and other academic institutions worldwide.  The IBDP was adopted by both international and national schools in many countries.  Today, approximately 2,795 schools in 143 countries offer the IBDP which is recognized by most universities around the globe.


View the analytical curriculum in the file below.