The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

De La Salle Collège is a candidate school for the Diploma Programme. Our school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that De La Salle Collège believes is important for our students.

“*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.”

So what exactly is the International Baccalaureate?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a not-for-profit foundation, motivated by its mission to create a better world through education.

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. To know more about the DP program follow the following link http://www.ibo.org/

The IB learner profile aims to develop learners who are: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced and Reflective.Reflective.

De La Salle college will offer the following subjects:

  1. Arabic as language A
  2. English and French as language B
  3. History and Information Technology for global society (ITGS)
  4. Mathematics, Physics and Biology at both Higher and Standard levels
  5. Chemistry at standard level

The students in the Diploma Programme will be able to get the Tawjihi equivalency according to the following conditions:

  • passing marks in all 6 subjects;
  • at least 2 Higher Level subjects
  • a pass at Higher Level in at least two of these 6 subjects;
  • none of these 6 subjects be a repetition of another;
  • a pass in one Science or Math subject amongst these 6 subjects at either HL or SL; and Arabic A or Arabic B must be one of the 6 subjects at either HL or SL for Arab students; Arabic ab initio does not count towards the equivalency.

For Jordanian students, Tawjihi equivalency is an important consideration when devising their IB Programme. Students must take into account the following combination of subjects in order to achieve Science or Art Equivalency:

Science stream equivalency requires students take 2 sciences and 1 math. Two of these three subjects must be at HL. Also, Math Studies does not count towards the Scientific stream. (For example: Chemistry HL and Math HL, with Physics SL is ok for the Science stream. Math HL, Chemistry SL and Physics SL: Art stream equivalency)

Art stream equivalency requires students take at least 2 HL subjects that are both humanities or languages or a combination of one HL language and one HL humanities or one HL language and one HL Arts or one HL humanities and one HL Arts. (For example: Arabic B HL and English A HL is ok, or English B HL and History HL, or Business HL and Visual Arts HL)

IB points compared to Tawjihi percentage grades are converted as follows, according the Jordanian Universities:

Grade 7 = 98%
Grade 6 = 90%
Grade 5 = 80%
Grade 4 = 70%
Grade 3 = 60%
Grade 2 = 50% (fail at HL)
Grade 1 = 40% (fail)

Bonus Points:
1 point = 0.33%
2 points = 0.67%
3 points = 1%