The structure of the IBDP is represented in the "IB Hexagon" below
At the centre of the programme are the students and the Learner Profile. Surrounding this are the five approaches to learning and six approaches to teaching (ATL) through which the Learner profile is transmitted. The Core of the IB programme is next which contains Theory of Knowledge (ToK), Creativity Activity and Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE). These are core components of the programme which sit above the six different subject groups from which students will study one subject per subject group. The concept of International-Mindedness surrounds the whole programme.