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Diploma Programme at Churchill College

 

Among the programs offered at Churchill College you will find the Diploma Program or IB Diploma, as it is commonly known. This program offers the development and consolidation of our students that prepares them for their personal, university and work life in a holistic and integral way.

 The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19.
 
Research suggests that there are many benefits to choosing the DP. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The DP is preceded by the IB’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). The three programmes are philosophically aligned, each centred on developing attributes of the IB learner profile. The programmes are consistent in their pedagogical approach.

Students who have taken the PYP and MYP will therefore be well prepared for the challenges of the DP. 

International research shows that there are many benefits to choosing the DP over other 16-19 curricula. For example:

  • DP students are better able than their peers to cope with demanding workloads, manage their time and meet the expectations placed on them, according to one study
  • Analysis of DP students in Canada, the UK and the USA found that the DP’s extended essay improves students’ approach to learning in higher education
  • 72% of students taking the DP in China attend one of the world’s top 500 universities, according to a 2013 study.