The curriculum of the IB Diploma Programme (the DP) undergoes regular reviews. Until recently, there were subject reviews (generally at different times for different subjects) every 5 years, but from 2004 onwards, the reviews will be every 7 years. In addition to these reviews, regular (usually more minor) reviews are conducted on an ongoing basis.

All reviews, however, always take place within the overall philosophy of the IBO, and as such hardly affect the main thrust of our text.

The concise document below brings the reader up to date on the changes since publication of the book in 2004. The original book plus this (regularly adjusted) update thus present at all times an essentially accurate view of the DP.

Should you feel there is anything we have missed out in our text or updates, please feel free to email the editor and we'll update this document accordingly.

download the book update here