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Subjects and programs

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Students of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme must study a subject from each of one of the 6 academic areas.

Group 1English (Language and Literature)

Group 2Language Acquisition – English, French, Spanish or Mandarin

Group 3Individuals and Societies – Business and Management or Environmental Systems and Societies, Psychology.

Group 4Sciences – Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Design Technology#.

Group 5Mathematics - Applications and Interpretation SL, Mathematics Analysis and Approaches SL / HL

Group 6 – The Arts – DanceMusicTheatreVisual Artsand 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:

  • three of the 6 subjects studied at High Level (courses representing 240 teaching hours)
  • the remaining 3 subjects are studied at Standard Level (courses representing 150 teaching hours).
    IB diploma programme containing subject names
     
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Last reviewed 11 November 2019
Last updated 11 November 2019