IB Curriculum

IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences and mathematics. Student may choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.

IB DP Subject Groups

Group 1: Studies in language and literature
English HL Subject Brief.pdf

Group 2: Language acquisition
Lang B SL Subject Brief.pdf
Ab initio Subject Brief.pdf

Group 3: Individuals and societies
Psychology HL Subject Brief.pdf
Psychology SL Subject Brief.pdf
History HL Subject Brief.pdf
History SL Subject Brief.pdf
Economics SL Subject Brief.pdf

Group 4: Sciences
Biology HL Subject Brief.pdf
Biology SL Subject Brief.pdf
Chemistry HL Subject Brief.pdf
Chemistry SL Subject Brief.pdf
Physics HL Subject Brief.pdf
Physics SL Subject Brief.pdf

Group 5: Mathematics
Math HL Subject Brief.pdf
Math SL Subject Brief.pdf
Math Studies Subject Brief.pdf

Group 6: The arts
Visual Arts HL Subject Brief.pdf
Visual Arts SL Subject Brief.pdf
Music HL Subject Brief.pdf
Music SL Subject Brief.pdf

IB Core

  • The extended essay (EE) asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying.  The world studies extended essay option allows students to focus on a topic of global significance which they examine through the lens of at least two DP subjects.
  • Theory of knowledge (TOK) develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
  • Creativity, action, service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Action seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community offers a vehicle for a new learning with academic value. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.