Introduction of IBDP

IBDP curriculum will be offered in the ISA Wenhua Guangzhou Foreign Language IB Programme, and it has been accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization.


The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous pre-university curriculum. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. The IBDP curriculum not only has compatibility with mainstream curriculum of various countries in the world, but also has its own uniqueness under the development of its own philosophy. Under the guidance of the IB unified syllabus and training objectives, students from different regions of the world will take the global unified examination upon graduation. The development and evaluation of the exam papers are planned and coordinated by IB headquarters. As a result, the academic levels of IB students around the world are unified, and the diploma is also recognized as the highest level in the world.


Many universities award advanced standing or university credits for students who successfully completed IB diplomas and courses. The Diploma Programme prepares students for university and encourages them to:

  • Ask challenging questions
  • Learn how to learn
  • Develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
  • Develop the ability to communicate and understand people from other countries and cultures (IBO, 2005)


As a challenging senior high school curriculum, IBDP curriculum is also regarded as a world-wide accredited pre-university study. Students who obtain this diploma are qualified for admission to universities in most countries of the world. It requires students to study six subject groups and three core components.


Six Subject Groups


Group 1: Studies in language and literature

Group 2: Language acquisition

Group 3: Individuals and Societies

Group 4: Sciences

Group 5: Mathematics

Group 6: The Arts


Three Core Components

Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

Extended Essay (EE)

Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)


Students must choose one course from each of the six subject groups. Each course is also classified into Standard Level and Higher Level. Students must choose at least three Higher Level courses. In addition to the academic requirements, students who choose IB Diploma programme are also required to complete 150 CSC Hours within two years. In the global unified examination, students can obtain the IBDP diploma only by passing all courses, as well as TOK, CAS and EE.


IBO will organize the global unified IBDP examinations twice a year: in May in the Northern Hemisphere and in November in the Southern Hemisphere with the results being available in mid-July and in the middle of next January, respectively. The examinations are centrally organized and graded, and the results will be announced by the IB headquarters.