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Diploma Programme (DP)

The Diploma Programme is a demanding pre-university course of study for students in grades 11 and 12 which has earned an international reputation for excellence. As of 22 May 2015, there are 2,795 schools offering the DP, in 143 different countries worldwide. 

This program is the last stage of the three programmes offered by the International Baccalaureate (IB). AIS students may register for the full Diploma Programme of six IB courses or for one or more individual certificates in specific subjects. IB Diploma holders have access to the world's leading universities. Students who complete two years in the Diploma Programme or one or more of the certificate courses affirm that they are well prepared for university work. AIS was granted authorization form the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer the Diploma Program in 1993.

The IB Diploma Programme curriculum is a model with the student at the centre (Learner Profile), surrounded by the three core requirements (Theory of Knowledge, Creativity, Activity & Service and the Extended Essay) and the six core subject areas.  

Group 1: Language & Literature
  • English Literature HL/SL
  • English Language & Literature HL/SL
  • Arabic Language & Literature SL
  • Self-Taught SL
Group 2: Language Acquisition
  • French B HL/SL
  • French ab initio SL
  • Arabic B SL
Group 3: Individuals & Societies
  • Business & Management HL/SL
  • Economics HL/SL
  • History HL/SL
  • Information Technology in a Global Society SL
Group 4: Sciences
  • Biology HL/SL
  • Chemistry HL/SL
  • Physics HL/SL
Group 5: Mathematics
  • Math Studies SL
  • Math SL
  • Math HL
Group 6: The Arts
  • Visual Arts HL/SL
  • Chemistry HL/SL
  • Physics HL/SL
Core:
  • CAS (Creativity, Action and Service)
  • Extended Essay
  • TOK ( Theory of knowledge)
Over the course of the two-year programme, students:
  • study six subjects chosen from the six subject groups above
  • complete an extended essay (EE)
  • complete a theory of knowledge course (TOK)
  • participate in creativity, action, service (CAS).
Normally students study:
  • three of the six subjects at higher level (HL)
  • and the remaining three subjects at standard level (SL).

For more information about the International Baccalaureate (IB) or the Diploma Programme, please visit their website at www.ibo.org

For more information about the Diploma Programme at AIS, please email your queries to the DP Coordinator at: ibdiploma@ais-kuwait.org or visit our blog at AIS Final Four

Extended Essay

Extended Essay

Theory of Knowledge

Theory of Knowledge