What is the Diploma Programme (DP) ?
Created in 1968, The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a demanding curriculum that spans over two years and is primarily intended for learners aged from 16 to 19 years. It leads to the granting of a degree widely recognized by the most prestigious universities in the world.
During the two years of the programme, our learners study six subjects chosen among six different subject groups, produce an Extended Essay, attend a Theory of Knowledge (TOK) class, and participate in an extra-curricular program called “Creativity, Action, Service“ (CAS).
The Diploma assessment is a rigorous assessment seeking to measure the acquisition of academic skills but also the development of an international outlook and intercultural skills.
The Extended Essay
The extended essay is a part of the core as well as the CAS activity and theory of knowledge of the International Baccalaureate. This is a work of analysis, synthesis and argumentation about a specific topic for which learners must write 4,000 words.
The extended essay allows them to explore a particular topic of interest and to become familiar with the kind of independent research and writing skills required at university level.
CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service)
The Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) is one of the three essential elements of the learner curriculum. The three components of the CAS programme are often linked to specific experiences and can be characterized as follows:
- Creativity: artistic disciplines and other activities involving creative thinking
- Activity: physical effort that contributes to maintain a healthy lifestyle and complements schoolwork done in the other disciplines of the Diploma Programme
- Service: voluntary and unpaid, it is a beneficial exchange for the learner from a learning point of view
CAS experiences encourage learners to share their energy and talents with others: for example, taking part in a theatrical or musical production, in sporting activities or in community service. The IB diploma requires the successful completion of CAS experiences.
Theory of Knowledge
In order to allow the learners to step back and examine their knowledge and its acquisition methods, the IB has placed the TOK at the heart of the Diploma Programme. The TOK is validated by a 1600 word essay and an oral presentation.
The TOK aims to make a link between the different knowledge domains and awaken the learners to the process leading them to “know”.
Every year our learners pass their IB exams in May. The results are available in July. Since 2006, the average grade of our learners is above the world average. Thanks to these admirable results, our learners were able to enter the best and most prestigious universities in Egypt and abroad.
It is an internship programme intended for our learners of C5, D1 and D2 who would like to have the opportunity to become more familiar with a range of careers and to verify how theoretical knowledge is applied in the work of the real world. A personalized and adapted programme is offered to each learner by a team consisting of representatives of the host company and by the coordinator of the school project.
The work experiences of our learners as well as our partners' testimonials demonstrated the host companies were very satisfied. Moreover, some of them did not hesitate to offer job opportunities to our learners after their university studies.
Available subjects at school
|Etudes en langue et littérature Arabe A littérature
|Acquisition de langues Français B
|Individus et sociétés Gestion des entreprises
|Mathématiques Mathématiques : analyse et approches NM
|Arts Arts visuels
|Français A langue et littérature
|Mathématiques : analyse et approches NS
|Anglais A langue et littérature
|Espagnol ab initio
|Mathématiques : applications et interprétation NM
To find more about DP, visit the IB website: