The DP is an inclusive internationally-recognized two-year study programme designed for students aged 16 up to 19. The DP provides a well-rounded academic experience for students as they engage in inquiry-based learning in the classroom and take part in creative, active, and service experiences outside of it. The DP stresses international mindedness as a core value, and thus students are exposed to a diverse range of viewpoints in all the courses they take. Students are encouraged to follow their own interests, both in their course selection and in the direction of their studies within those courses. At the end of the second year, students striving for the full IB Diploma will sit externally-assessed exams that can help open many doors for them at the world’s top-ranked universities. See our Secondary academics page for more information on the DP at GIFS.