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DP Diploma Programme

The Johnston Heights IB DP is a grade 11 and 12 choice programme for all Surrey Schools students. Johnston Heights students and students attending any SDPlogo.pngD36 secondary school can apply for this programme in their Grade 10 year, to begin in grade 11. Applications become available in late January-early February of each school year. Please read the Johnston Heights IB DP Admission Policy linked below for a full overview of the programme admissions criteria and application process. If accepted to the programme, students will need to attend Johnston Heights Secondary for grade 11 and 12. Students must arrange their own transportation to Johnston Heights.

IB DP information sessions are held in November-December of each school year. Interested students and their families should consult the Johnston Heights calendar and check this website regularly for updates on announcements and dates of info sessions. 

IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a 2-year programme, which begins in grade 11 and continues into grade 12. Successful completion of the programme framework will earn students the IB Diploma. Students can apply to post-secondary using unique admission criteria as IB DP students. 

The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge—students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. The DP is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education. It addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students, and is respected by universities across the globe.  Each of the IB’s programmes, including the DP, is committed to the development of students according to the attributes shown in the IB learner profile (IBO). 

The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service. 

Students choose courses from the following subject groups: studies in language and literature; language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; and the arts. Students may opt to study an additional Science, Individuals and Societies, or Languages course, instead of a course in the Arts. 

Students will take three subjects at higher level (HL) and three at standard level (SL).  HL and SL courses differ in scope but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at higher level. 

Each student takes at least three (but not more than four) subjects at higher level, and the remaining at standard level. Standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours. Higher level comprises 240 teaching hours. 

More information on the IB Diploma Programme can be found at: Diploma Programme - IBO.org

Inquiries related to the Johnston Heights IB Diploma Programme can be directed to: 

Emily Hayler 
IB DP Coordinator 
Johnston Heights Secondary School
Email: hayler_e@surreyschools.ca
Phone: (604) 580-7766 


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