Diploma Programme

Based at our Westminster campus, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a challenging two-year curriculum for students in Grades 11 and 12 (16-18/19 years old).

The IBDP encourages students to ask challenging questions, learn how to learn, develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture, and develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.

It prepares students for the next stage in their education and the qualification is widely-recognised by the world’s leading universities. At Southbank, teaching groups normally contain between five and 16 students.

The curriculum model

The IB Diploma is a rigorous and balanced programme that comprises:

  • Six subjects: three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level
  • Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) activities
  • A critical thinking course entitled Theory of Knowledge (ToK)
  • An Extended Essay of about 4,000 words

IB DP Model

IB Diploma Programme Scholarship

Each year, Southbank International School offers a scholarship to a talented student to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This two-year award is dependent on a student’s sustained performance and progression.  For details regarding eligibility and selection criteria, as well as the application timeline, please refer to the IB Diploma Programme Scholarship page.