ISD - The International School of Dakar

IB Programme

The IB Diploma Programme is designed as a challenging and balanced programme of education for students in grade 11 & 12, with final examinations that prepare students for success at university and life beyond.

The programme, which is taught over two years, has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities, is offered by some 2,200 IB World Schools in about 130 different countries.

Since the late 1960s, the programme has:

  • provided a package of education that balances subject breadth and depth, and considers the nature of knowledge across disciplines through the unique theory of knowledge course.
  • encouraged international-mindedness in IB students, starting with a foundation in their own language and culture.
  • developed a positive attitude to learning that prepares students for university education
  • gained a reputation for its rigorous external assessment with published global standards, making this a qualification welcomed by universities worldwide.
  • emphasised the development of the whole student - physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically."

Paul Lennon
IB Coordinator