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Diploma Programme


What makes the KIS Diploma Programme great for Inspiring Individuals?

We are:

  • Inspirational : KIS DP inspiring students to new heights.
  • Aspirational : Our Diploma students progress to the most selective universities in the world.
  • World Class : In 2016 KIS Diploma Students scored, on average, in the top 18% of all DP students in the world


The DP Curriculum

Students taking the IB Diploma Programme study 6 subjects at either Higher or Standard Level, this comprises of 1 subject from each Curriculum Area of the hexagon (with a possible substitution of a subject in Group 6). All Diploma Programme students take a Theory of Knowledge Course; Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) Programme, and write an Extended Essay in one of their hexagon subjects.



DP Structure.


Take 6 subjects, 1 subject from each group.

Take 3 subjects at Higher Level (HL) & 3 at Standard Level  (SL).

Students can take a second subject from Groups 3 or 4 rather than take a Group 6 subject.

Students could take 2 subjects from Group 1 (rather than a Group 2 subject), this combination will lead to the award of a Bilingual Diploma.


DP Subjects available at KIS 2017-19

Group 1 - Studies in Language  & Literature.

English Lang & Lit HL / SL

Thai Lang & Lit HL / SL

School Supported Self Taught Language

Group 4 - Sciences.

Biology HL / SL

Chemistry HL / SL

Environmental Systems SL

Physics HL / SL

Group 2 - Language Acquisition

Mandarin / Spanish Ab Initio SL

Mandarin / Spanish Lang HL / SL

French Ab Initio (Online only)

Group 5 - Mathematics

Mathematical Studies SL

Mathematics HL / SL

Group 3 - Individuals & Societies.

Business Management HL / SL

Economics (online) HL / SL

Environmental Systems SL

Psychology HL / SL

Group 6 - The Arts.

Visual Art HL / SL

Film SL (Online only)


The IB Subject Handbooks.


Each Diploma subject has an official Subject Handbook, this details the curriculum and assessment methods for that subject. Our DP Subject teachers use the subject handbook to plan the programme of study (“teaching schedule”) in their subject, units of learning, individual lessons and assignments. The links to the Subject Handbooks for subjects taught at KIS are in the table below.

The Core
Creativity, Action & Service (CAS)
Extended Essay (EE)
Theory of Knowledge (ToK)
Group 1 - Studies in Language and Literature.
English Language and Literature HL/SL
Thai Language and Literature HL/SL
School Supported Self Taught Language A SL
Group 2 - Language Acquisition
Mandarin Ab Initio SL
Mandarin Language B HL/SL
Spanish Ab Initio SL
Spanish Language B HL/SL
Group 3 - Individuals and Societies
Business Management HL/SL
Economics HL/SL
Environmental Systems and Societies SL
Psychology HL/SL
Group 4 - Experimental Sciences
Biology HL/SL
Chemistry HL/SL
Environmental Systems and Societies SL
Physics HL/SL
Group 5 - Mathematics
Mathematical Studies SL
Mathematics SL
Mathematics HL
Group 6 - The Arts
Visual Arts HL/SL
Film SL Online



Higher Education Progression

Our graduating classes have consistently been offered places at top universities around the world. In addition to that, they have been offered over $1,000,000 USD in scholarships on average over the past few years. KIS has maintained a 5 year average Diploma score of over 33 IB points, well above the world average of 30 points, with an average pass rate of 96%, and average participation rate of above 85%.

To ensure that students find the right school for them, our university counselor Mr. Carl Gavin will begin meeting with the students to go over their plans and goals for university. He can be reached at

Counselling is progressive throughout the school in all programmes. The idea of “best fit” for university applications begins long before the students begin the DP. The students will narrow down their searches by looking at what countries that want to study in, what field they want to study, if they need scholarships, etc.
We have software available to us which helps the students to choose a direction for themselves in regard to Universities and courses.