The award of the diploma requires the successful completion of three additional requirements:
The Extended Essay of 4,000 words, which provides experience with an independent research paper;
A course entitled Theory of Knowledge (TOK), which explores the relationship among the various disciplines, and ensures that students engage in critical reflection and analysis of the knowledge acquired within and beyond the classroom;
The participation in CAS—Creativity, Action and Service program. 150 hours of CAS must be accumulated over the two-year period of IB studies.