Students of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme must study a subject from each of one of the 6 academic areas.
Group 1 – Language A: English A Language and Literature
Group 2 – Language Acquisition / Language B: French, Spanish, Mandarin, Language B
Group 3 – Individuals and Societies: Business Management, Environmental Systems and Societies, Psychology, Global Politics.
Group 4 – Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems and Societies, Design Technology#.
Group 5 – Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations; Analysis and Approaches
Group 6 – Arts – Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Film.
In Year 10 Biology, Chemistry and Physics are combined as one single
multi-stringed science subject (Science).
# In Year 10 Design Technology can also be studied as a Group 6 subject in which case another Science subject (Science) 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: