Students of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme must study a subject from each of one of the 6 academic areas.
Group 1 – English Language and Literature
Group 2 – Language Acquisition – English, French, Spanish or Mandarin
Group 3 – Individuals and Societies – Business and Management or Environmental Systems and Societies, Psychology.
Group 4 – Experimental Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Design Technology#.
Group 5 – Mathematics Applications and Interpretation SL, Mathematics Analysis and Approaches SL / HL
Group 6 – The Arts – Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Design Technology, and Film.
# Design Technology can also be studied as a group 6 subject in which case another experimental science subject must be studied. Guidance is available to assist students select their subjects to tailor their IB Diploma Programme.
A full list of subjects offered can be found in the subject matrix (PDF, 365KB).
The IB Diploma curriculum is modelled by a Diploma Curriculum Framework with 6 academic areas surrounding the three core requirements.
Over the course of the 2 year program, students:
Normally students’ study loads consist of: