DIPLOMA VS CERTIFICATE
Students may choose between one and six subjects at the IB level. If they chose to complete the full Diploma Programme (DP), six subjects total, then 3 or 4 are studied at Higher Level, and the remainder at Standard Level. One subject is chosen from each from Groups 1–5 and a sixth subject may be chosen from groups 3, 4, or, 6. Each student must also fulfill 3 further requirements: CAS, TOK, and Extended Essay.
Historically around 25% of students choose to attempt the full Diploma Programme while the others choose to pursue 3 certificates on average.