International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) Through The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP), scholars are prepared for college success. The IB DP aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. IB DP Coursework is rigorous and highly regarded by colleges and universities around the world IB DP courses will be offered in Grades 11-12. All classes are 2-year courses with a culminating external exam at the end of Year 2 (12th grade). IB DP scholars have the opportunity to complete the full IB Diploma, which includes the Theory of Knowledge course, Creativity, Activity, and Service requirements, and the Extended Essay. This demonstrates to universities commitment to rigor and imminent success at the university level. Scholars can receive college credit for their IB DP coursework through completion of the course and successful exam performance. Universities often grant credit for scores of 5 and above on the exam (Highest Score for each exam=7 or 30+ overall for those pursuing the IB Diploma). Each university has unique requirements. Scholars who engage in IB DP coursework have higher acceptance rates, higher college-level success, and higher retention and university completion rates.
As a parent, I am content knowing that AISJ offers both Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program opens up so many opportunities for my child.
AP Program FAQs
Yes, IB courses will be offered at The American International School of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia start school year 2022.
An IB course costs SAR 600.00 at AISJ.
IB DP is an academically rigorous and challenging two-year program that leads to a recognized qualification of college preparedness by top universities worldwide.
Yes. Scholars may submit applications for both the AP and IB programs (starting 2022); but if accepted, scholars must choose between the two programs.
Here are the requirements to obtain the IB Diploma:
- Enroll and complete six two-year courses (one from the six academic groups) in Grades 11 and 12.
- Take and pass IB examinations at the end of each course.
- Research and write a 4000-word essay called the Extended Essay
- Take the Theory of Knowledge class for two years.
- Take part in the core program that demonstrates CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service)