IB Diploma Programme

Bunts Sangha's S M Shetty International School & Junior College is an IB World School. We are authorised by IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization) to offer the internationally acclaimed IBDP (International Baccalureate Diploma Programme). The IBDP is considered as a GOLD Standard in K-12 Education. The Diploma Programme is offered to students after they complete their Grade X from any Board (IGCSE/ SSC/ ICSE/ CBSE). It is equivalent to Grade XII qualifications and successful completion of DP provides students with eligibility to pursue Higher Education (Graduation) in India or abroad. It is a two year programme which prepares students for higher education across the world.

The IBDP Curricullum

The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay.

  • Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
  • The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
  • Creativity, activity, service, in which students complete a project related to those three concepts.


The six subject groups are

  • Studies in language and literature
  • Language acquisition
  • Individuals and societies
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • The arts

There are different courses within each subject group.


Assessment in IBDP

The IB uses both external and internal assessment in the DP.

External assessment

External Examinations form the basis of the assessment for most courses.

This includes essays, structured problems, short-response questions, data-response questions, text-response questions, case-study questions and multiple-choice questions - though these are rarely used.

Internal assessment

Teacher assessment is also used for most courses.

This includes oral work in languages, labwork, laboratory work in the sciences, investigations in mathematics and artistic performances.


Subjects offered

I : Studies in Language and Literature

English Language and Literature HL and SL

II : Language Acquisition

Hindi HL and SL,

French Abinitio SL

Spanish Abinitio SL

III : Individuals and Societies

Business and Management HL and SL

Economics HL and SL

Psychology HL and SL

Information Technology in a Global Society HL and SL

Environmental Systems and Societies SL

IV : Sciences

Physics HL and SL

Chemistry HL and SL

Biology HL and SL

Environmental Systems and Societies SL

V : Mathematics

Mathematics HL and SL

Mathematical Studies SL

VI : The Arts

Visual Arts HL and SL


Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay

CAS - Creativity, Activity and Service

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