IB Diploma Programme

Grade 11 and 12 Pathways

During the second semester, Grade 10 students participate in a comprehensive counseling process to select their pathway for Grades 11 and 12. Students select from the following;

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • International Baccalaureate Certificate Programme
  • School Based Science Programme
  • School Based Humanities Programme

Entry into each programme requires meeting the acceptance standard in Semester 1 of Grade 10.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

This programme is a comprehensive international curriculum delivered in English. It is a demanding two year pre-university course of study with rigorous assessment that leads to external examinations, conducted by the IBO, at the end of Grade 12. Students are equipped with the skills and attitudes necessary for success in higher education and employment. Many universities offer credit points or advanced standing to IBDP students.

The DP pathway is intended mainly for students planning to study in a university overseas or in some select universities/faculties within Indonesia. In many universities, students who have completed the Diploma Programme may be granted advanced standing or credit points towards their final degree. Students entering  this programme must earn at least 5 in each of their first semester Grade 10 core subjects (English, Humanities, Indonesian, Mathematics, and Science) and be  highly motivated in their approach to academics.

Please note that not all Indonesian universities recognise the IBDP at this stage.

Sekolah Ciputra offers the following subjects at IB DP level:

  • Language and Literature: English and Bahasa Indonesia
  • Language Acquisition : English, Bahasa Indonesia and  Mandarin
  • Individuals and Society: Business and Management, Economics, Environmental Systems and Society (SL only), and World History
  • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Society (SL only), Physics
  • Mathematics: Mathematical Studies, Mathematics
  • Arts: Music and Visual Arts

Students select one subject from each of the six different subject groups. At least three (and not more than four) subjects must be studied at Higher Level (HL) and others at Standard Level (SL).

The additional key components, which all Diploma students must undertake are:

Theory of Knowledge (TOK). Compulsory for all IB Diploma students, is an interdisciplinary study in which students reflect critically about how they know. They must write a 1200-1600 word essay, in English, from a list of 10 questions prescribed by the IBO. They must also present to the class a 10 minute speech on their topic and prepare a self-evaluation report.

Extended Essay (EE). All Diploma students write a 4000 word essay in English that is assessed externally by the IB. This is an in-depth study based on one of the six subjects. It helps prepare students for university by introducing them to the style of independent research and writing skills expected at this level.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS). CAS provides a counterbalance to the academic programme. It has the goal of educating the whole person and fostering a more compassionate and active citizen. CAS covers a wide range of activities, including the Arts, camps, individual and team sports and community and social service activities. Students must complete 150 hours of CAS during the two-year programme and maintain a journal for recording hours and their reflections on their progress.

For more information on the IB Diploma Programme, please visit the IB’s website, www.ibo.org

IB Certificate Programme

The IB Certificate Programme is a demanding 2 year course of study delivered in English, with rigorous assessment that leads to external examinations conducted by the IBO at the end of Grade 12. It is suitable for students who opt to study IB subjects outside of the required pattern, or at different levels from those set by the IB, especially in the second year of the programme. Students entering this programme must have an average of at least 4.5 in their first semester Grade 10 core subjects (English, Humanities, Indonesian, Mathematics, and Science). CAS and Extended Essay are required components.

Students who successfully meet the subject requirements receive IB Certificates for those subjects. These are accepted by some universities overseas, by colleges and for foundation courses. Students and families are advised to check the websites of individual universities.

School Based Science Programme

This two year programme meets the requirements of the Indonesian curriculum combined with attributes of the IBDP. It is designed for students planning to enter universities within Indonesia, allowing students to choose tertiary studies from a range of faculties. In general the Science Programme is taught using English except for the subject of Bahasa Indonesia. Texts are sourced from both Indonesia and overseas. This course leads to UNAS exams at the end of Grade 12.

Students in this programme must have an average of at least 4 in their first semester Grade 10 core subjects (English, Indonesian, Mathematics and Science).

School Based Humanities Programme

This two year programme meets the requirements of the Indonesian curriculum combined with attributes of the IBDP. It is designed for students planning to enter universities within Indonesia, allowing students to choose tertiary studies that list Humanities subjects as the entrance requirement.

In general the Humanities Programme is taught using English except for the subject of Bahasa Indonesia. Texts are sourced from both Indonesia and overseas. This course leads to UNAS exams at the end of Grade 12.

This programme is generally suitable for students who earn at least an average of 4 in their first semester Grade 10 (English, Humanities, and Indonesian).

Extended Essay and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)

All IB Diploma Certificate, Science and Humanities students write an extended essay in English which is assessed within the school. This is an in-depth study, based on one of the subjects. It helps prepare students for university by introducing them to the style of independent research and writing skills expected at this level. The word limit for the Extended Essay varies according to the student’s pathway.

All students participate in Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), as detailed above. This provides a counterbalance to the academic programme and has the goal of educating the whole person and fostering more compassionate and active citizens.