What is IBDP?

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a curriculum pursued after the completion of Grade 10, ‘O’ Levels or equivalent, and provides balanced exposure to academics, a better understanding of the world and getting a great foundation for university life.

We are a candidate school for IBDP and pursuing authorisation as an IB world school. Facilities in the Campus will make the IBDP an experience of high energy and deep learning, due to excellent exposure to infrastructure that leads to excellent breadth and depth of knowledge, and the skills to succeed physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.

The Curriculum

Secondary school students between 16 to 19 years of age take up this programme which comprises six subject groups and the DP core, which includes the following:

Theory of Knowledge

This examines types, nature, and limitations of different ways of learning and different areas of knowledge.

Extended Essay

This is an in-depth study of a limited topic within a subject which provides students the opportunity to conduct independent research in order to produce a successful essay.

Creativity, Action and Service (CAS)

This is an element which complements the academic disciplines of the IBDP curriculum, and meets the mission statement of GIIS to nurture all-round citizens for tomorrow through everything from service projects to physical training.

DP Core

Here, students have the opportunity to reflect on the knowledge gained, conduct independent research, and undertake community service projects.


Just like our campus in Singapore, we are hoping to have world toppers and near toppers in the IBDP programme once it takes off. Our goal will be to achieve record school average for our IBDP cohorts year on year.

The ultimate goal is to ensure that our graduates go on to secure placements at the world’s most prestigious universities for their further studies.