DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

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:

  • Study at least two languages
  • Excel in traditional academic subjects
  • Explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique Theory of Knowledge course

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:

  • Group 1 – Studies in Language and Literature- English Language and Literature
  • Group 2 – Language Acquisition- Spanish ab initio, Spanish B, French ab initio, French B, Hindi
  • Group 3 – Individuals and Societies- Economics, Psychology, Information Technology in Global Societies, Business Management
  • Group 4 – Sciences- Physics, Biology, Chemistry
  • Group 5 – Mathematics- Analysis and Approaches
  • Group 6 – The Arts- Visual Arts, Theatre

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:

  • Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
  • The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
  • Creativity, Activity, Service, in which students complete a project to demonstrate these three concepts.

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.