The Diploma Programme (Grade 11-12)

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Dp) Is A Curriculum For Students Aged 16 To 19

At BIS, we teach the IB curriculum throughout all grade levels. The Diploma Programme (DP) is taught the last two years of school, Grade 11 and 12. The DP is an academically challenging and balanced Programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The Programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. It is studied in over 140 countries around the world and promotes international-mindedness. Largely externally examined it ensures consistent standards. The DP is unique with its focus on students’ personal and interpersonal development and it’s reflection on the nature of knowledge.

The Diploma Programme prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society as they:

  • develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
  • acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding
  • develop the skills and a positive attitude towards learning
  • study at least two languages and increase understanding of cultures, including their own
  • make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the Theory of Knowledge course.
  • undertake in-depth research into an area of interest in the Extended Essay
  • enhance their personal and interpersonal development through Creativity, Activity and Service.
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The Programme Consists Of Three Core Elements And Six Subject Groups

Core Elements

Those are inherent in all students’ curriculum.

Engages students in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects. They then write a 4000-word university style research paper.

Develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.

Involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Activity seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community offers a vehicle for new learning with academic value. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.

Subject Groups

Students choose 6 subjects, 3 at higher level and 3 at standard level. The subjects must cover at least 5 different subject groups.

Language and Literature

 Language A: Language and Literature (English, Indonesian)
 School Supported Self-Taught Language A (SL)

Language Acquisition

 Language B (Indonesian, French)
 Language ab initio (Spanish) (SL)

Individuals and Societies

 Business Management


 Environmental Systems & Societies


 Mathematics Analysis & Approaches SL & HL
 Mathematics: Applications and interpretation SL

The Arts

 Visual Arts