Diploma Programme

The DP is a comprehensive and rigorous programme for academically motivated students. The critical thinking required in the DP gives students a significant advantage at university.

ISSR became an IB World School in 1999, and since then the school has achieved results well above the IB world average. The Diploma Programme (DP) prepares students for success at university and life beyond.

The DP at ISSR challenges students to reach high with their academic goals. Our students aim for and enter some of the best Universities in the world.

Grade 10

At ISSR, the two years of the DP are preceded by a preparatory year (M10), which corresponds to grade 10 and is the final year of MYP in international schools or the first year of upper secondary school (Gymnasiet in Sweden).

During the grade 10 year, in addition to a number of subjects, you complete a personal project and sit external IB eAssessments.


In the DP, in addition to the three core subjects, you chose six subjects that you study over a period of two years. In the final year of the DP, you sit externally assessed final exams in all six of their subjects.

You choose one subject from each of the six subject groups

  1. Studies in language and literature
  2. Language acquisition
  3. Individuals and societies
  4. Sciences
  5. Mathematics
  6. The arts, or a second subject from group 1–4.

You also complete the three DP core subjects

  • Theory of knowledge (TOK), a course on developing analytical skills and critical thinking.
  • The extended essay (EE), an academic research project in a subject chosen by the student.
  • Creativity, activity, service (CAS), relating directly to the idea of engagement, self-discovery, and service

Creativity, activity, service (CAS) at ISSR

As a student at ISSR, you will have a significant amount of inter and extra-curricular activities to choose from. These experiences contribute to a vibrant environment for students and teachers. Students join existing school clubs or initiate new ones.

Examples of clubs are Model United Nations, Global Citizens, and Drama Llamas.


Find out more about the Diploma Programme at ISSR.