Diploma Program (11-12)

The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.

Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

GSIS DP List of Courses for 2019-2021

Group 1: Language and Literature

               English A: Language and Literature HL/SL
               Korean A: language and Literature HL/SL
               Language A Self  Taught

Group 2: Language Acquisition

               English B HL/SL (English language learners only)
               Korean B HL/SL
               Mandarin B HL/SL
               Mandarin Ab Initio
               Spanish B HL/SL
               Spanish Ab Initio

 Group 3: Individuals and Societies

               Business Management HL/SL
               Economics SL (until 2019)
               History HL/SL
               Psychology HL/SL

Group 4: The Sciences

                Biology HL/SL
                Chemistry HL/SL
                Physics HL/SL
                Design Technology HL/SL

  Group 5: Mathematics

                Mathematics Analysis and Approaches HL/SL
                Mathematics Applications and Interpretations SL

  Group 6: The Arts

                  Theatre HL/SL
                  Music HL/SL
                  Visual Arts HL/SL


The Diploma Programme (DP) is open to any student aged 16 to 19, at schools that have been authorized to implement the programme. The DP is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education. It addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students, and is respected by universities across the globe. Each of the IB's programmes, including the DP, is committed to the development of students according to the attributes shown in the IB learner profile.

The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes. It is a set of ideals that we use as inspiration, motivation and focus for our teaching and work in general.


The International Baccalaureate® (IB), and the Diploma Programme (DP) in particular, enjoys a high level of respect and recognition among the world's higher education institutions. For students, success in the IB often results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships, and other admissions related benefits at many universities.