The Diploma Programme at B.D. Somani has, over the years, aimed to enable and facilitate in the high school students critical thinking, researching, communicating and time management skills knowing that it helps them immensely in their university years. It is a challenging and demanding academic programme and we at B.D. Sonani are committed to equip our students with the skills that will help them navigate through it with the help of a faculty that is trained at IB workshops, understands that often there are learning differences in a class room and therefore, the need to use a different approach to teaching and learning.
Currently, we offer the following subjects in the Diploma Programme. These subjects are offered at both higher and standard level. English Literature, English Language and Literature, Hindi, French, Spanish, Business Management, Economics, History, Psychology, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems and Societies [an interdisciplinary subject at present offered as SL only], Math Analysis and Approaches, Math Applications and Interpretations, Visual Arts and Theatre. Each IB student opts for six subjects. Details of the subjects can be found at https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/curriculum/
Apart from the six subjects across various disciplines that the students study, it is the IBDP core comprising TOK [Theory of Knowledge], CAS [Creativity,Action Service] and the Extended Essay [Independent research based essay] that sets this curriculum apart from any other. All strands of teaching and learning embrace the Diploma programme core. The Diploma programme experience is inquiry based, allows for collaboration as well as differentiation and aims to place learning in the appropriate context – both global and local.