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Diploma Programme (DP) Year 1/2

Course Objectives

AAIS aims to provide a high quality learning environment to shape students’ minds, hearts and hands. Dedicated to our mission to inculcate in students global connectedness, AAIS integrates global educational trends in the curriculum. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. Through our Diploma Programme (DP), students are empowered by an academically challenging and balanced programme that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success in university and life beyond.

The Diploma Programme prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society as they:

  • develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
  • acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, studying courses from six subject groups.
  • develop the skills and a positive attitude towards learning that will prepare them for higher education.
  • study at least two languages and increase understanding of cultures, including their own.
  • make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique theory of knowledge course.
  • undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the extended essay.
  • enhance their personal and interpersonal development through creativity, action and service.


Successful completion of the Diploma Programme (DP) Year 1 will allow students to progress to the Diploma Programme (DP) Year 2.


Course Code DP-Y1/2-12
Course Content (Subjects) Subjects: 

  1. Theory of knowledge (TOK)
  2. Extended essay (EE)
  3. Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
  4. English A Language & Literature (Standard Level)
  5. Chinese A Language & Literature (Higher Level)
  6. Chinese A Language & Literature (Standard Level)
  7. Mandarin ab initio
  8. Economics (Higher Level)
  9. Economics (Standard Level)
  10. Business management (Higher Level)
  11. Business management (Standard Level)
  12. Environmental systems and societies (Standard Level)
  13. Computer Science (Higher Level)
  14. Computer Science (Standard Level)
  15. Mathematics: applications and interpretation (Higher Level)
  16. Mathematics: applications and interpretation (Standard Level)
  17. Visual arts (Higher Level)
  18. Visual arts (Standard Level)


*AAIS is an IB World School authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), and a candidate school for Diploma Programme (DP). Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

*** There are no lessons on all school and public holidays scheduled by the government of Singapore.

****Class will commence only if the minimum number of students required is met.

  • Creative learning
  • Research
  • Presentation
  • Self-evaluation
  • Peer review
  • Activities
  • Service
Academic Level :
  • Completed Secondary School or equivalent education and completed at least 10 years of formal education. Student must have taken at least 4 subjects including English, Mathematics, and Science with a passing grade of E.
  • Summative Assessment
  • Formative Assessment
  • Formal Assessment
  • Student must attain a minimum of 90% attendance to complete the course.
  • A certificate will be awarded upon course completion
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*The publication is intended as a general guide. The information is correct at the time of printing. Ascensia International School reserves the right to alter any information without prior notice. ( Effective 6 December 2019 Intake)

**Total Fee for International Student Included:Application fee, Tuition Fee,Material Fee,Assessment Fee,Medical Insurance,FPS Insurance.

** All payments made are non-transferable.

***Consultants shall not collect any fees under the name of Ascensia International School Pte Ltd.

**** The student’s pass processing fee will not be refundable irregardless of the approval/rejection/withdrawal/amendment of the application/renewal/transfer.

*****Fee non-payable to Ascensia International School may be subject to GST and/or changes required by external parties.

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