In addition to the subjects in the six subject groups, there is a DP core.
The core is made up of three required components, which aim to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.
The three core components are:
- Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
- The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, culminating with a 4,000-word paper.
- Creativity, activity, service, in which students undertake and engage in activities related to each of the three strands.