Diploma Programme (DP)

The Diploma Programme (DP) is an assessed programme for students aged 16 to 19. It is respected by leading universities across the globe.

Through the DP, schools are able to develop students who:
– have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge
– flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically
– study at least two languages
– excel in traditional academic subjects
– explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course

DP was the first programme offered by the IB and is taught to students aged 16-19 in 1968.
The DP was established in to provide students with a balanced education, to facilitate geographic and cultural mobility and to promote international understanding.

It was created by teachers at the International School of Geneva, with assistance from several other international schools.

As of 22 May 2015, there are 2,795 schools offering the DP, in 143 different countries worldwide.

The International Baccalaureate is a comprehensive and rigorous two-year curriculum, leading to an IB Diploma. The general objectives of the IB are to provide students with a balanced education to facilitate geographic and cultural mobility and to promote international through a shared academic excellence.Ibo.org curriculum Framework>

Malmö Borgarskola offers the following IB HL/SL-subjects
Group 1 Language A: English Literature, Language & Literature, Swedish Literature, Language & Literature, (Self-taught (SL))
Group 2 Language acquisition: English B (HL), Swedish B, French B, German B, Spanish B & AB
Group 3 Individuals and Societies: Business and Management, Economics, History (HL), Psychology, Global Politics (SL)
Group 4 Experimental Sciences: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies (SL)
Group 5 Mathematics: Mathematics Analysis and approaches or Mathematics Applications and interpretation (SL)
Group 6 Electives: Theatre (SL) or an additional subject from group 2, 3 or 4

One subject must be chosen from each of the groups shown above. For students wanting to study medicine or dentistry it is possible to study three sciences and leave out a group 3 subject.

You choose six subjects from the groups above. Three subjects will be studied at Higher level and three at Standard level. At both Higher and Standard level each subject is graded on a scale of 1 to 7 where 7 is the maximum. The award of the diploma requires a minimum total of 24 points. Good Extended Essays and Theory of Knowledge Essays may give the student 3 bonus points and therefore the maximum score is 45 points. Students holding the diploma are recognised by universities in more than 100 countries.

We will continue to offer: Business and Management. This course can be taken along with Economics, a linked Extended Essay and a Young Enterprise project. This will give the student a great depth of knowledge in business subjects and an excellent international education that is well known throughout the world.

We are also increasing students options in group 3 with the Global Politics