The IB Diploma Program Model
The IB Diploma comprises of six subject groups and three core elements.
The six subject groups are:
- Studies in language and literature
- Language acquisition
- Individuals and societies
- The Arts
More information about the subject groups can be found on the Oakmont IB Course Offerings page.
The three core elements are:
- Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)
Enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development by learning through experience.
- The Extended Essay (EE)
Is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper
- Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Provides an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what we claim to know. It asks students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what we claim to know and assessed through an oral presentation and a 1,600 word essay.
IB Learner Profile
At the heart of all the IB programs is the learner profile, which is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education with sets of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose.
Each of the IB's programs is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile. These characteristics aim to develop learners who strive to be:
The Learner Profile attributes