IB Diploma Programme

ASM is an IB World School offering the bilingual Diploma Programme (English/Français).

The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year rigorous course of studies for students aged 16-19 to prepare for university work. The programme aims to develop students who are creative, lifelong learners, and critical thinkers. The programme is made up of six subject groups and the DP Core which includes Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity & Service (CAS), and the Extended Essay (EE). DP students benefit from an advanced and rigorous preparation through research, reflection, and project-based learning. The DP can lead students to some of the highest-ranking universities in the world.

Types of Students at the Diploma Programme Level:

A full diploma student will attempt the full diploma programme by taking one subject from each group, three at the standard level and the remaining three at the higher level in addition to the core (CAS, EE & TOK). The student will sit in for and pass the external IB examinations to earn his/her Diploma.

A course certificate student will not attempt the full diploma programme but will take one or more course certificates. The student will sit in for and pass the external IB examinations to earn his/her course certificate(s) of choice.

A non-examination student will not attempt the full programme nor course certificates. The student will not sit in for IB examinations. The student will earn an ASM American High School Diploma if s/he earned the required credits from ASM. The student will take ASM exams.

ASM Diploma Programme Subject Proposal:

Group 1 Studies in Language and Literature
  • English A: SL/HL
  • French A: SL
Group 2 Language Acquisition
  • Arabic B
  • French B
  • Spanish ab initio
Group 3 Individuals & Societies
  • History SL/HL
  • Geography SL/HL
Group 4 Sciences
  • Biology SL/HL
  • Physics SL/HL
  • Chemistry SL
Group 5 Mathematics
  • Analysis & Approaches SL/HL
  • Applications & Interpretations SL/HL
Group 6 The Arts
  • Visual Arts SL
  • Music SL
*SL = IB Standard Level | HL = IB Higher Level
Extended Essay (EE); Theory of Knowledge (TOK); & Creativity, Activity & Service (CAS)

**Mission Statement from the IB

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

What the DP offers students

Through the DP, schools are able to develop students who:

    • have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge
    • flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
    • study at least two languages
    • excel in traditional academic subjects
    • explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course.

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