SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (GRADES 11 & 12): The curriculum in Grades 11 and 12 lead to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and is of two years’ duration. If required, students are also prepared for the USA Scholastic Aptitude Tests.

Students normally study three subjects at the Higher Level and three at the Standard Level, plus the Theory of Knowledge, CAS and the Extended Essay.

  • The Theory of Knowledge course is central to the Diploma Programme and encourages students to reflect critically on what they are learning.
  • CAS (Creativity Action Service) is a mandatory core component of the IB programme and includes activities in Ecology, Community Service, Music, Public Speaking, Theatre, Journalism and Yearbook publication.
  • The 4000-word Extended Essay can be written on a topic of the student’s own choice, providing an opportunity to demonstrate originality and research techniques.


Fundamental to its success, the Diploma Programme Coordinator at GDGWS aligns the values and vision of the school, with an understanding of the principles and practices of the programme. In collaboration with the core leadership at the school the DP Coordinator ensures GDGWS is fertile ground for the implementation of the programme. Providing leadership, guidance and support to the students and faculty, the Office of the DP Coordinator manages all activities, while administering and communicating crucial information and updates with various stakeholders who have invested in the Diploma Programme.

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