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Asmara International Community School (AICS), Eritrea



The Diploma Programme is a curriculum for students in grade 11 and 12 run by the International Baccalaureate. It is a academically rigorous course that offers our students the opportunity to show their success in an internationally recognized setting. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities, and evidence suggests that higher rates of DP students go on to university and higher education study than non-IB students. The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay.

Through the Diploma Programme (DP) core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at AICS

In February 2019 Asmara International Community School successfully accomplished its goal of attaining IB World School status; joining a family of internationally recognized and high quality educational institutions. In doing so, AICS became the first IB World School in the country of Eritrea, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to our 11th and 12th grade students.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students.

The structure of the DP at AICS

Students enrolled in the DP at AICS must select 6 subjects that they study. Three of these subjects at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL). The subjects offered within the DP at AICS are listed below:

French/French AI

In addition, students must also complete ‘The Core’ components of the DP. This consists of Theory of Knowledge (ToK), Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE).

Extra Information

For additional information relating to the IBDP, please contact Mrs. Kate (Diploma Programme Coordinator) or refer to the information on the website.