Diploma Programme

The Diploma Programme

At ISH, we are proud to offer the IB Diploma Programme, which is renowned for its emphasis on developing critical thinking skills, intercultural understanding, and a strong sense of community engagement. With a curriculum that encourages inquiry-based learning and interdisciplinary approaches, students are empowered to explore diverse perspectives and tackle real-world challenges.

By completing the IB Diploma Programme, students not only gain a comprehensive and challenging education but also develop the skills and attributes necessary to thrive in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world.

What is the Diploma Programme?

The IB Diploma Programme comprises six subject groups, including languages, sciences, mathematics, humanities, arts, and an optional interdisciplinary study. Alongside these academic disciplines, students engage in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, which encourages reflection on the nature of knowledge and the ways in which we acquire it. Additionally, students undertake an Extended Essay, allowing them to delve deeply into a topic of personal interest under the guidance of a supervisor.

Beyond academics, the IB Diploma Programme encourages holistic development through creativity, activity, and service (CAS) experiences. Through CAS, students participate in extracurricular activities, community service projects, and artistic endeavors, fostering personal growth and a sense of responsibility to society.

Subject in the DP

In the DP we offer the following subjects from the six subject groups, on a Standard and Higher level:

Studies in Language and Literature: English, Dutch, SSST (self-taught best language)
Language Acquisition: Spanish B, French B, Dutch B, Spanish Ab Initio, French Ab Initio, Dutch Ab Initio (starter level)
Individuals and Societies: History, Business Management, Economics, Psychology,  Geography (as of ‘24-’25)
Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, ESS
The Arts: Visual Arts
Mathematics: Maths Standard and Higher
All students follow Theory of Knowledge as a subject.

Click on the tiles below for more information about the different subjects.