IB Diploma Programme (IBDP)

Comprehensively prepared for life

The DBSAA is one of the few German schools abroad that leads to the Mixed Language International Baccalaureate (GIB) Diploma. Since the founding of the International Baccalaureate Organisation in 1968, the IB Diploma Programme has developed into an internationally leading, globally recognised university admissions programme.

The DBSAA offers a bilingual IB Diploma Programme in which various subjects are offered in German or English. Successful completion of the IB Diploma Program is completely equivalent to the German Abitur. In addition, almost all universities are open to our students internationally. Especially in the Anglo-American area, the IB diploma has an excellent reputation, which is also shown by the fact that some of the work done in the upper school is credited towards university achievements.

Contact person

Heba Hashem
Coordinator IBDP

The goals of the IBDP are

  • to provide an internationally recognised qualification for access to higher education
  • to promote global understanding
  • to teach students holistically, with an emphasis on their intellectual, personal, emotional and social development
  • to reflect on own knowledge processes and to critically look at events
  • to train internationally oriented people who, aware of their common humanity and their shared responsibility towards this planet, contribute to creating a better and more peaceful world

IBDP Learner Profile

The aim of all IBDP programmes is to develop internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

IBDP learners strive to be:


They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.


They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.


They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.


They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.


They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.


They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.


They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.


They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.


They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.


They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.

Our classes 2021/2022

Grade 11

Class teacher: Heba Hashem

Grade 12

Class teacher: Heba Hashem

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