International School  Ticino IB Diploma Programme




The Diploma Programme is a rigorous course of studies, conceived to prepare students thoroughly for university entry. The DP Curriculum consists of 6 discipline based subject groups and the Core, which consists of:

  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) 
  • Creativity, Activity, Service
  • Extended Essay

Three subjects are chosen at Higher Level (HL), the others at Standard Level (SL). Students are able to make their choices flexibly, this means they can decide which subjects to study more deeply with a view to future university attendance. The Higher Level subjects are studied more deeply and extensively than those at Standard Level. At both levels, various skills are developed, especially those of critical thought and analysis. At the end of the course, students’ achievements are evaluated by means of external examinations, Many subjects also involve tasks that are internally assessed by the teachers and externally moderated by the International Baccalaureate.


The course is built around 6 academic areas that enclose a central core. It encourages concurrent study of a choice of scholastic subjects.

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High School Diploma Programme (15-18/19 years old)

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Locally, Nationally and Internationally recognised Diploma (15-18/19 years old)

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Accepted by elite Swiss and Worldwide universities (15-18/19 years old)