• Theory of Knowledge

    • Part A taken during spring semester of Year 1 (junior year)
    • Part B taken during fall semester of Year 2 (senior year)
    • Critical thinking
    • Methods, validity, and scope
    • AOK, Areas of Knowledge
    • WOK, Ways of Knowledge
    • Presentation and 1600 word essay

    Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

    • Creativity: arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking
    • Activity: physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the DP
    • Service: an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected
    • Initiative, perseverance, collaboration, problem solving, and decision making
    • Equivalent to half a day per school week (three to four hours per week), with reasonable balance between creativity, activity, and service.

    Extended Essay

    • 3500 to 4000 word essay
    • Student selected topic
    • Student will have an EE Mentor/Supervisor
    • Student begins research/writing process during junior year
    • Essay is submitted Senior year