The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)


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The Mission of Naisula School is to develop young men and women of high integrity who are resilient, adaptable and with a disposition to continue with higher education and become socially responsible citizens of the world.

In order to further this Mission, Naisula School is now an IB World School authorized to offer the IB Diploma Program.

These are schools that share a common philosophy, a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Naisula School believes is important for our students.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is for students aged 17-19 years.


The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. IB Diploma Programme Subjects.

The IB Diploma Programme is offered as a package consisting of three core modules and a choice of six subjects from the courses offered.

Core Subjects

Theory of Knowledge (TOK): Enables students to reflect on the nature of knowledge as well as give them time for critical reflection on their studies, what others have to say and through analysing concepts and arguments and the basis of value judgments. Extended Essay (EE): Allows learners to complete and present a 4000 word essay based on research work on a subject of their choice.

Creativity, Action, Service (CAS): learners undertake a project that provides them with an opportunity to pursue their interests in a wider sphere than their immediate school environment. The program is mainly designed by the School to meet the prescribed program of CAS.

Subject groups

There are six subject groups, which are divided into: 3 subjects at Higher Level (HL) and 3 subjects at Standard Level (SL). HL and SL courses differ in scope but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at Higher Level. Each student takes at least three (but not more than four) subjects at Higher Level, and the remaining at Standard Level.

Group Subject Choices
Group 1
Studies in Language & Literature

English A (Language and Literature).

Available at Higher and Standard Levels

Students study six literary works at higher level and four at Standard level from a representative selection of genres, periods and places. 

 Group 2
 Language Acquisition


Swahili B, French B or German B (For students with prior Knowledge of the language)


Swahili ab initio, French ab initio or German ab initio (For beginners)

* ab initio languages are only available at Standard level 

 Group 3
 Individuals and Societies  History Geography Business Management Psychology (Standard Level) Global politics
Group 4
Sciences  Physics Biology  Chemistry Computer Science,Sports, exercise and health science
Group 5

Mathematics (Higher Level)

Mathematics (Standard Level) Mathematical studies (Standard Level only)

Group 6 
Visual Arts Visual Arts or another subject from Group 2, 3 or 4
* Students may opt to study an additional Science, Individuals and Societies, or Language course, instead of one in the Arts.


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