International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

What is it?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is a globally recognized two-year educational program for students from 16 to 19. It is accepted as secondary school qualification for university entrance. Its curriculum comprises of six subject groups and three DP core, with the goal of widening and deepening students’ knowledge.

Under the IBDP, French is included in the curriculum as “Language ab initio” and “Language B”. The differences are illustrated below:



Language ab initio

(Standard level, SL)

For beginners

With/without previous learning knowledge

Language B

(Standard level, SL)

For previous learners

Minimum prescribed number of hours: 150 hours

Language B

(Higher level, HL)

For previous learners

Minimum prescribed number of hours: 240 hours

Book Recommendations (IB)

These books help you plan your revision, identify the topics you need to work on most, test and check your progress and sends you reminders to keep you on target.

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