In addition to disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the Diploma Programme features three core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.
- The extended essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying.
- Theory of knowledge develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. Students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
- Creativity, action, service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme.