Full diploma candidates must sit for six IB exams in six different subjects. Three subjects must be studied at the Higher Level and at the Standard Level (or a maximum of four at HL and two at SL).
In addition to the successful completion of the six subjects and their respective exams, the Diploma candidate must also take unique courses entitled Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) program. Furthermore, Diploma candidates must meet two additional requirements: research and write a 4,000-word Extended Essay in any subject within the IB curriculum. This is an independent and original piece of research and writing by the student under the supervision of a teacher/advisor.
After successfully completing these requirements, a student will be awarded the IB Diploma in addition to AISL's High School Diploma. IB Certificates are awarded to students who successfully complete individual IB courses from within the IB Diploma program.