Diploma Years

16 to 18 years old

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere”

Chinese proverb

International Baccalaureate®

The IB Diploma Programme®

The DP provides a challenging, internationally focused experience for students aged 16 to 18. Students are required to study six subjects, three at Standard Level and three at High Level.

HIGH SCHOOL Grade 11 16 to 17 years old
Grade 12 17 to 18 years old

At the end of Grade 12, students sit the IB® Final Exams. Upon selecting a MIUR-approved study path, the IB® Diploma is equivalent and recognised as an Italian one (diploma di scuola secondaria superiore).

Teaching & Learning

DP teaching & learning are underpinned by the following concepts:

1 - IB Learner Profile

The attributes of global value are Inquirers, Knowledgable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, Reflective.

2 - Approaches to Learning Skills (ATLs)

The ATLs are a set of lifelong learning skills that support the development of the learner’s agency, goals, and mindset. They are categorised into five interrelated areas that include:

  • Thinking skills
  • Social skills
  • Communication skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Research skills
3 - Global Issues

The Global Issues are defined in the following manner:

  • They have significance on a large scale
  • They are transnational
  • Their impact is experienced in everyday contexts.
4 - Extended Essay

The Extended Essay is a 4,000-word, self-directed research compulsory for all DP students.

5 - Theory of Knowledge

TOK course fosters students to reflect on the nature of knowledge and how we know the things we claim to know. Students’ work is assessed through an exhibition and a 1,600-word essay.

6 - Creativity, Activity, Service

Alongside their studies, students must engage in experiences that require creativity, activity, and service. They undertake a CAS project to demonstrate these concepts, as evidence of their initiative, perseverance, and skills development.

The Curriculum

DP students are to select 6 subjects: 3 at the High Level and 3 at the Standard Level.
HL subjects require 240 hours of teaching, whilst SL ones require 150. Subject Groups 1 to 5 are compulsory, but the sixth subject can be selected within  Group 6 or any within Groups 1 to 4.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
  • Spanish Literature
  • English Language & Literature
  • Italian Language & Literature
  • Self-taught Literatures
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian ab initio
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Systems & Societies
  • Sports, Exercise and Health
  • Analysis & Approaches
  • Applications & Interpretations
  • Visual Arts
WINS’ DP educational offer may vary from year to year


Digital technology is integrated with class practices to strengthen the learning experience and promote individual potential, whilst supporting different learning styles.

The EdQwest platform facilitates topic revision, independent papers practice, and catch-up work during time off from school.


World International School of Torino is an International Baccalaureate® World School for the PYP (Primary Years Programme), the MYP (Middle Years Programme) and the DP (Diploma Programme).


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