Diploma Programme (Gr 11 – 12)
“The IB focused my mind on the expansive
possibilities that academic study could lead
to. It gave me a global perspective that has
influenced the places where I have travelled,
studied and worked ever since.”
1998 IB Diploma Programme graduate
The Diploma Program provides a holistic educational experience, whereby students graduate with an expanded set of higher level thinking skills as a result of the diverse, concurrent study of specific disciplines. An emphasis is placed on written and oral language, including the ability to communicate in at least one second language. The program provides exposure to experiential learning through the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) program at a sophisticated level, whereby students can take planned action and reflect on their resulting personal growth.
The Diploma Program boasts internationally-ratified high standards of criterion-referenced assessment in all subjects. These varied forms of assessment allow for students to demonstrate learning in multiple ways, including face-to-face orals, laboratory reports, projects, dossiers, exhibitions and portfolios as well as written examinations. The IB’s learner profile allows students to assess their progress against defined personal attributes.
“We are so confident in the IB curriculum that—after successful completion of their first year of college—we will grant an entire year’s worth of credit to students who hold an IB Diploma, allowing them to complete graduation requirements in just three years.”
Dean of Enrolment
Sarah Lawrence College
The IB Diploma Programme emphasizes academic achievement, critical thinking, research skills and community service. It has been operating world-wide for almost 50 years and is in place in almost 3000 schools in over 140 countries around the world. As the programme has grown, so too has its reputation for excellence; the IB DP is now recognized in almost every country in the world as a one of the pre-eminent pre-university qualifications.
IB Diploma Courses at the Sekolah Victory Plus
Each examined subject is graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum). The award of the IB Diploma requires a minimum total score of 24, based on the principle that a grade 4 represents a passing level in each of the six subjects. Excellent performance in the six subjects results in a grade 7 for each, or a total score of 42 points. Students can earn an additional 3 points for superior work on the Extended Essay and Theory Of Knowledge.
Table below describe the subject and their learning periods students should take depending their program.
|Group 1||Language and Literature (Mother Tongue)|
|Group 2||Language Acquisition (2nd Language)|
|Group 3||Individual And Societies|
|Group 6||The Arts||6||5|
|Physics, Biology, Chemistry||6||5|
|Business Management, Economics||6||5|
|Support Center (EE & CAS)||1||1|
|PSEL/ Flag Raising||1||1|
Description of Diploma Subjects
For a formal description of each of the subjects within the Diploma Programme – click here
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
- This course is focused on developing interdisciplinary and critical-thinking skills. TOK explores the interdisciplinary nature among subject disciplines and encourages critical reflection and analysis.
- Students must select, research, and write an in-depth, independent research work of 4000 words in one of their six subjects areas. The Extended Essay requirement offers IB Diploma candidates the opportunity to become familiar with the independent research and writing skills expected at university.
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
- All IB Diploma students get involved in Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) work. CAS is a fundamental part of the Diploma experience (and one that sets it apart), helping students to grasp the importance of extracurricular activities as an integral part of life, and as a healthy counterbalance to the world of pure scholarship and study. These initiatives and activities are a key part of our student’s education. Students focus on local, national and international issues.
“The IB offers preparation for learning
and communicating in an increasingly
interconnected and globalized market.”
2002 IB Diploma Programme graduate
Assessment in Diploma Program
There are two types of assessment administered in the programme:
Examinations form the basis of the assessment for most courses. This is because of their high levels of objectivity and reliability. They include:
- structured problems
- short-response questions
- data-response questions
- text-response questions
- case-study questions
- multiple-choice questions (rarely used)
Teacher assessment is also used for most courses. This includes:
- oral work in languages
- fieldwork in geography
- laboratory work in the sciences
- investigations in mathematics
- artistic performances.
Approaches To Learning (ATL) across the MYP and DP
The ATL is a set of skills within each of he IB programmes, students develop skills that have relevance across the curriculum that help them “learn how to learn”. ATL skills can be learned and taught, improved with practice and developed incrementally. They provide a solid foundation for learning independently and with others. ATL skills help students prepare for, and demonstrate learning through, meaningful assessment. They provide a common language that students and teachers can use to reflect on and articulate on the process of learning. ATL skills are most powerful when teachers plan and students engage with them in connection with significant and relevant content knowledge in order to develop transferable understanding.
Those skills are:
- 1. Communication
- 2. Social
- 3. Self Management
- 4. Research
- 5. Thinking
Testimonials from students that have graduated from the DP
The following are links to testimonials from students that have already graduated from the DP and they share the benefits of the DP from their perspective.
National Programme (NP) (Gr 11 – 12)
The National Program at at Sekolah Victory Plus follows the 2013 National Curriculum. The structure of the curriculum consists of General, Streaming and Cross Streaming subject groups. The general subjects consist of nine subjects while the Streaming consists of five subjects. The total number of teaching and learning periods for Grade 11 and 12 is 43 periods per week. One period equals to 45 minutes.
The 2013 National curriculum is a curriculum which is based on student’s competency which consists of Basic Competency as a minimum standard that is needed to be achieved by the students. The criteria for a passing grade for each subject is different depending upon (1) difficulty of the content, (2) students intake, and (3) teaching facilitation.
Students who take National Program in grade 11 are not allowed to transfer to DP Program in Grade 12. On the other hand, students who take DP in grade 11 may transfer to NP in Grade 12. Students who wish to transfer must seek a consultation both with Diploma and National Program coordinator prior to formally requesting the transfer.
When necessary, this process includes a matriculation program which is usually conducted during the end of school year holiday. The aim of this matriculation program is for the students to catch up what they missed in the National Program as well as fulfilling other requirements.
The curriculum structure for the National Program is as follows:
Time allotment per week
Subjects in Mathematics and Science Stream
|Subject in Social Stream|
|Cross Stream Subject|
|1||Cross subject (Sociology/Biology)||2||2|
|1||Social Emotional Learning (SEL)||1||1|
Total study periods for streaming subject per week
|Total study periods||43||43|