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IB Diploma Programme (DP) Japanese

We cater to students studying Ab Initio Japanese or Language B Japanese in the IB Diploma Programme (DP).

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a two-year programme primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19 years. It provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognised by many universities worldwide. The full DP programme can be undertaken in English, Spanish and French, with elements available in Japanese, German, Chinese, Arabic, and Turkish.

The DP Core

The DP core is an integral and compulsory component of the Diploma Programme Curriculum, and aims to broaden students' educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills. The three core elements are as follows:

Theory of Knowledge

Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is assessed through an oral presentation and a 1,600 word essay, and is mandatory for all students. It asks students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what we claim to know. Students also take part in a presentation, which can be done individually or in a group of up to three people.

Extended Essay

The Extended Essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research finishing with a 4,000-word paper and is compulsory for all students. It provides students with a practical preparation for undergraduate research, as well as an opportunity to investigate a topic of personal interest that relates to one of their chosen six DP subjects.

Extended Essays cover a diverse range of topics, and can also take the interdisciplinary approach of a "World Studies" extended essay, where students carry out an in-depth interdisciplinary study of an issue of contemporary global significance, across two IB diploma disciplines.

Creativity, Activity, Service

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities that they must complete throughout the Diploma Programme alongside their academic studies. It is not formally assessed, however students reflect on their CAS experiences as part of the DP and provide evidence of achieving the seven learning outcomes for CAS.

DP Subjects

The IB Diploma Programme includes numerous courses from six different subject groups. These are:

  • 1. Studies in Language and Literature
  • 2. Language Acquisition
  • 3. Individuals and Societies
  • 4. Sciences
  • 5. Mathematics
  • 6. The Arts

Students select one course from each subject group, however The Arts may be replaced with another subject, other than Mathematics. At least two languages must be studied. All courses are designed to span two years, and are assessed with the same level of rigour and equally weighted.

At least three courses must be taken at Higher Level (HL). Standard Level (SL) courses typically span 150 hours of instruction, and Higher Level (HL) courses typically span 240 hours of instruction.

At Kaneko Japanese Academy, we provide tuition to students studying Japanese as their Language Acquisition subject for the IB Diploma Programme (DP).

In this subject group, Japanese is available at three different levels to accommodate students' interest in and previous experience of the language - Ab Initio, Language B Standard Level (SL), and Language B Higher Level (HL).

Use the links on the left to learn more about the IB Diploma Programme.

DP Japanese Ab Initio  DP Japanese Language B

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