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Zubia Akbar

IBDP Coordinator
Beaconhouse Newlands Islamabad

Assalam-u-alaikum and greetings from Beaconhouse Newlands Diploma Programme!
The Beaconhouse Newlands Diploma Programme offers holistic education whereby students are encouraged to think critically, challenge assumptions and engender their own perspectives. It enables young adults to develop independently and become useful members of the community.
Our Diploma Programme centers on learners by developing and implementing modern approaches to teaching and learning. Effective teacher scaffolding and very small teacher – student ratio is our forte. Providing students individualized attention in meeting their individual needs and goals.
We aim to transform students via dynamic cycles of inquiry, action and reflection.  Our study model enables our students to explore and develop their own personal and cultural identities and make their own niche in the wider world. We strive to develop students into individuals who will contribute towards a better world through intercultural understanding and respect, alongside a healthy appetite for learning and excellence – Becoming lifelong learners and true global citizens!

About the Programme

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)

The DP curriculum is made up of three mandatory core components – the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course,  Extended Essay (EE) based on independent research, and participation in Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) – along with six subject groups.

  1. Theory of Knowledge (TOK) requires students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, to understand how we know and what we claim to know. The TOK course takes up 100 teaching hours over the period of two years and is assessed through the TOK Exhibition and a 1,600 word essay. The TOK exhibition provides students with the opportunity to make connections between real-life and TOK, while the essay encompasses conceptual elements.
  2. The Extended Essay (EE) requires students to submit a 4,000 word research paper based on an independent, self-directed inquiry. Students may choose to either investigate a topic of special interest to them or may undertake an issue that has global significance. A subject specialist supervisor is assigned to facilitate students through the process. 
  3. Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) requires students to be involved in a range of activities alongside their academic studies involving creativity, sports and voluntary community service.
Group 1 
Studies in Language and Literature
Group 2

 Language Acquisition

Group 3
Individuals and Societies
Group 4
Group 5
Group 6
The Arts
English: Language and Literature
French Ab Initio  SL
Business Management


Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches
Visual Arts
Urdu Literature
French SL
Mathematics: Application & Interpretation SL/HL
Information Technology in a Global Society SL/HL
Environment Systems and Societies SL


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