The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is a course of study in which students have the opportunity to take classes that emphasize research skills, internationalism, critical thinking, the application of knowledge, intercultural understanding, and interdisciplinary learning. The IB Programme underscores the importance of the development of a well-rounded student. Starting in August of 2019, all of Dublin City School's IB Programme courses will be offered at the Emerald Campus.
Students in the IB Diploma Programme Take Courses in Six Subject Groups Including:
Group 1. Language A1 (English)
Group 2. Second Language
Group 3. Individuals and Societies (Social Studies)
Group 4. Experimental Sciences
Group 5. Mathematics
Group 6. The Arts and Electives
- IB Diploma students also complete unique components, which include a Theory of Knowledge course, an extended essay, and CAS – Creativity, Action, and Service.
- The Diploma Programme is offered during the last two years of high school (11th and 12th grade) and serves as a bridge to prepare students as they leave high school and enter higher education.
- IB Diploma students take one course from each of the subject groups and complete the other unique components of the IB Programme.
- Students are REQUIRED to complete all of the prescribed IB assessments for the IB courses they are taking.