The IB Learner Profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose.
Students taking the full IB Diploma Programme choose six subjects, one from each of the six subject groups.
Three subjects are studied at Higher Level (240 hours over two years) and three are studied at Standard Level (150 hours over two years).
All full DP students also:
Students who do not wish to take the full IB DP may choose to take DP Courses. Students taking DP Courses may take a minimum of two and a maximum of six DP subjects, as well as the TOK course. In grade 11 and 12, English and Math MUST be taken as DP Courses. DP Courses students will also complete the Service portion of CAS to fulfill AISVN’ service learning graduation requirements.
Below is the programme model for the IB Diploma Programme:
Students wishing to enter the full IB DP must demonstrate good academic and self-management skills. Students should have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a grade of at least a B in English and Math in grade 10. We rely on recommendations from grade 10 teachers when deciding whether a student is suitable for the full IB DP. Finally, we consult students’ grade 10 PSAT and MAP test scores.
IB DP students must meet deadlines for all parts of the DP: internal and external assessments for all subjects, CAS documentation and reflections, EE deadlines, and the TOK presentation and essay.
IB DP students are expected to have a high standard of personal behavior and responsibility. They are expected to be exemplary in terms of following ethical standards, especially relating to academic honesty.
The IB DP is very rigorous, so students should be prepared to work hard! It is common to have 2-3 hours of homework most nights, and students are expected to review independently in addition to completing normal work, usually around 2-3 hours per week. Students also may be expected to work on DP assignments during school holidays.
Since the IB DP requires a two-year commitment, students must enter the programme with the full intention to complete the two-year course of study.
Further details about the IB Diploma Programme at AISVN can be obtained from our IB DP Coordinator Ms. Elizabeth Tinnon (firstname.lastname@example.org).