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IB Diploma Programme - International Baccalaureate®

​​​​​​​International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Bishop Macdonell
Recognized world-wide, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Bishop Macdonell provides grade 11 and 12 students with an academically rich and stimulating two-year program that prepares its participants for success at post-secondary and beyond.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. International mindedness, intercultural understanding and critical thinking are developed throughout the program, constructing IB graduates to be active, compassionate, and life-long learners. 
At Bishop Macdonell, International Baccalaureate students:
  • develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
  • acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding while studying courses from 6 subject groups
  • develop the skills and a positive attitude toward learning that will prepare them for higher education
  • 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 programme’s unique Theory of Knowledge course
  • undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the Extended Essay
  • enhance their personal and interpersonal development through volunteer experiences while building their Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) portfolio.
The DP curriculum


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

Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service .

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