Diploma Programme

DPS International, Gurgaon is an authorised IB World School for the Diploma Programme.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two years pre-university course offered to students aged 16 to 19. The Diploma Programme encourages students to think critically and develop into responsible citizens having a global perspective. The curriculum is comprehensive and balanced coupled with assessments that enhance intellectual rigour and help students relate classroom learning with the outside world and real-life experiences. Diploma Programme graduates develop into lifelong learners and are trained to approach unfamiliar situations with confidence.

The IB Diploma Programme with its demanding academic standards has high acceptance in Universities and Colleges worldwide.

At DPS International the Diploma students will be offered a range of subjects in the following subject groups:

Group 1:
Studies in Language and Literature
Group 2:
Language Acquisition
Group 3:
Individuals and Societies
Group 4:
Group 5:
Group 6:
The Arts
English A: Language and Literature HL / SL Hindi B HL / SL Business Management HL / SL Physics HL / SL Application and Interpretation HL / SL Visual Art HL / SL
Hindi A: Language and Literature HL / SL English B HL / SL Economics HL / SL Chemistry HL / SL Analysis and Approaches HL / SL Theatre Art HL / SL
Language A as Self-Taught Literature (SL only) French B SL / Ab Initio SL Psychology HL / SL Biology HL / SL  
  Spanish B SL / Ab Initio SL History HL / SL Computer Science HL / SL
German B SL / Ab Initio SL Global Politics HL / SL Sports Exercise and Health Science HL / SL
  Digital Society HL / SL Design Technology SL
Geography HL / SL      
Environmental Systems & Societies SL only (interdisciplinary)    


The uniqueness of the Diploma Programme lies in the core subjects, Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE) and Creativity, Activity Service (CAS).

TOK provides an opportunity to the learners to explore their knowledge with experiences of daily life and reflect on how they know what they claim to know. Learners are assessed on the TOK course through a combination of assessment in the form of an exhibition in year 1 and a 1600 word TOK essay that is completed in year 2.

The Extended Essay is a structured research based essay comprising 4000 words that gives an opportunity to the learners to communicate their reasoning in a coherent and logical manner appropriate to the focussed issue within a subject

CAS complements academics making the Diploma Programme holistic. It provides opportunities for self-determination, collaboration, accomplishment and enjoyment through service learning. Completion of CAS is a requirement for the award of Diploma though It is not formally assessed. Students reflect on CAS experiences and through the CAS Journal provide evidence of having achieved the seven learning outcomes of CAS.

For more details about the Diploma Programme in general please click the following IB links:

What is the DP Ten reasons for DP About the DP Curriculum About DP Assessment and exams IB in India