The Diploma Programme at HUS
HUS is authorized by International Baccalaureate to offer the Diploma Programme. By offering DP we share in a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education.
The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
Through the DP, we are able to develop students who:
The DP curriculum is made up six subject groups and the DP core, comprising Theory of knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE).
The six subject groups and the subject choices offered at HUS are:
The IBDP is for students aged 16 to 19 years.
At the heart of DP programme lies the DP core. Made up of the three required components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills to solve real life problems.
The three core elements are:
Students will take some subjects at higher level (HL) and some 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. Standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours while Higher level subjects take up 240 teaching hours.
Our students have found their placements in prestigious universities worldwide such as the University of Tokyo, University of Michigan, Ohio state University, Barnard College, Columbia University, University of Purdue.