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Diploma Programme (DP)

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is a balanced programme of education for students aged 16 - 19 years and is respected by universities across the globe.


The DP is academically challenging and aims to develop students' breadth and depth of knowledge by ensuring they flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The programme primarily focuses on the holistic development of the learners and prepares them for university. The DP enables the students to acquire skills that help them deal with the demanding workload, manage their time and meet the curriculum expectations. 

IB Diploma Programme Model

Preparing for the best universities and the world beyond

Programme Leaders

Mr Joe Lumsden

Secondary Principal

Ms  Manpreet Kaur 

DP Coordinator

The Diploma Programme at Stonehill

The Diploma Programme at Stonehill is a rigorous and challenging one which prepares the students to develop skills required to excel at the University level. Students develop a sense of their own identity, thrive on in-class enrichment activities and out-of-class skill building endeavours. Such an array of learning experiences combined with rigorous and relevant curricula build a strong foundation for future studies. At Stonehill, the focus has always remained on independent and self driven learning and students are provided with opportunities to hone their leadership skills. 

Why does Stonehill stand out?

DP Curriculum Framework

The curriculum comprises of the DP core and six subject groups. The DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.

The three core elements:

Theory of Knowledge

Students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.

The Extended Essay

An independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.

Creativity(C) Activity(A) Service(S)

Students complete a project related to those three (CAS) concepts.

The six subjects group:

There are different courses within each subject group. The subjects are offered at Higher or Standard level . Standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours. Higher level comprises 240 teaching hours.

We are delighted that you are considering Stonehill International school for your child's education. 

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