The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is the most widespread international course of study for senior high school students. The IBDP is a two-year course for 16-19 year-olds. It is a well recognised and highly esteemed qualification for entry to most Universities around the world. It is constantly being enriched through on-going educational research resulting in a strong emphasis on intellectual rigor and high academic standards. The Programme’s flexibility allows for adaptation to the diverse needs of students and makes it a suitable study course for pre-university senior secondary students.
The IBDP is offered only by those schools that comply with the strict academic requirements regulated by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), based in Geneva, Switzerland.
As such, it is an ideal component of the SWA International Curriculum serving the senior high school segment, grade 11 and 12 of the school.
The two-year senior secondary International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme leads to a qualification that is recognised by universities worldwide.
The Diploma Programme prepares students for university by encouraging them to:
- gain knowledge and understanding across all the major disciplines
- ask challenging questions
- learn how to learn
- develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
- develop their ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures