IB Diploma

Candidates for the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) select one from each of the six subject areas below. They must follow at least three and not more than four at the “Higher” level and the others at the “Standard” level.

  • Group 1 - Studies in language and literature: German or English Language and Literature Course (HL & SL)
  • Group 2 - Language Acquisition: Second modern language English and German (HL & SL)
  • Group 3 - Individuals and societies: History, Geography (HL & SL)
  • Group 4 - Sciences: Biology, Physics (HL & SL)
  • Group 5 - Mathematics: Mathematics(HL & SL)
  • Group 6 - Arts and Electives: French, Spanish, and Chemistry (HL & SL)

Theory of Knowledge is a required course of 100 hours over the two years that stimulates critical reflection upon the knowledge and experience gained inside and outside the classroom.

CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) is a fundamental part of the Diploma programme and involves completing 150 hours of activities. Students participate in a wide variety of projects for example theatre productions and music, sports and community service activities.

Extended Essay (some 4,000 words). Students undertake a piece of original research investigating a topic of special interest.

IB Learner Profile

The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.

The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose.

Further information about the IB is available on www.ibo.org.

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