SIX SUBJECT AREAS
Language A: Language & Literature
Language B: Language Acquisition
Individuals & Society
A distinguishing factor of the IB DP is that it is a two-year program during which students complete both “internal" and “external" assessment components. These various components determine the student’s final grade on the IB exam. Internally assessed components are scheduled throughout the school year and are required for all IB DP students. Externally evaluated exams are completed in May of the junior and/or senior year. Students must earn an average of 4 points across each of their six subject exams to be eligible for the IB Diploma.
IB DP CORE
In addition, each student must complete the IB DP Core. The above components push students to think about the way they learn and how they know what they know. The also require students to hone their critical reading, writing, and analysis skills.
TOK—Theory of Knowledge classes
CAS—Creativity, Activity, and Service
TheIB Diploma Programme is an interdisciplinary curriculum with an international perspective.
24 COLLEGE CREDITS
In the state of Texas, all IB Diploma recipients are awarded a minimum of 24 college credits at public colleges and universities. Students considering IB should research the IB recognition policies at individual colleges and universities as they vary widely. Students can also earn college credit for individual IB courses, so it's not "all or nothing".