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Coordinator's message

Coordinator's message

message from the Diploma Programme Coordinator

message from the Diploma Programme Coordinator

Arham Kashif

Diploma Programme Coordinator
Beaconhouse Newlands Islamabad

Assalam-u-alaikum and welcome to the IB Diploma Programme!

If you are looking for a rigorous and challenging education program, and you always strive to achieve more, then this is the place for you.

Being a parent and an educationist, I searched for answers across many curricula where children would hone and develop what was best in them or what inspired them and not what the capitalist world demanded. Where all graduating students are considered erudite, a place where instruction and interpretation followed by comprehensive and critical thinking have eliminated and smoothed away all raw, untrained incivility.

My search came to an end upon learning about the International Baccalaureate, where my students would be able to discover their forte, accomplish their best, and advance their skills applicable in the world. It further allows them to practice the art of voluntary service, nurturing the altruist in them.

I sincerely hope you see the benefits that the Diploma Programme provides a student by equipping them with the knowledge base and skills that contribute towards their success in the universities and their workplace. 

I expect this website will provide you with the information you are looking for. In case you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Looking forward to meeting you in person and welcoming you to the BNI family. 

“Education is an act of hope in the face of an always- uncertain future. An IB education calls forth the very best in students and educators alike.” – IBO


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

Diploma Programme Teachers’ Profile

Diploma Programme Teachers’ Profile