What is the IBDP

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year program that corresponds to the 11th and 12th grade Lykeion and prepares students for entry to the best universities all over the world. Students are able to enter the IB program upon completion of the 10th grade (1st grade Lykeion). The IB Diploma is also fully equivalent to the Greek high school diploma (Law 2327, 1995).

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme - IBDP is an increasingly popular international qualification for secondary education, currently taught to more than 180,000 students a year, in 3,189 schools and in 149 countries. It is one of the three educational programmes designed and supervised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), a non-profit educational institution based in Geneva, Switzerland. The IB Diploma is a two-year course for 16-19 year-olds in 11th and 12th grades. At our school it is taught entirely in English. The IBDP is offered only by those schools that comply with the strict academic requirements stipulated by the IB.

The IBDP is an academically challenging, rigorously assessed and balanced programme of education, incorporating successful 21st century teaching strategies and designed to pre- pare students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society. Its flexibility allows for adaptation to the diverse needs and person- al interests of each student. The IBDP is an alternative option for study in the 11th and 12th grade: students may transfer to the IBDP upon completion of 10th grade (1st grade Lykeio) in a Greek or foreign school.

Successful completion of the IBDP leads to the award of the “IB Diploma”, a widely recognised and well-appreciated qualification for university entry in most countries around the world.

The Greek government has recognized the International Baccalaureate Diploma and by law (2327/95, 2817/00) has granted its equivalence to that of a Greek Lykeion Diploma (“Apolytirio”), provided that students meet specified expectations related to Greek Language, Literature and History. This allows IBDP students, if they wish to do so, to sit for the Greek Panhellenic examinations and be eligible for entry to Greek universities, one year after their graduation from the IBDP.

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