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IB Diploma Programme


The IBDP is a challenging two-year course aimed at students aged 16-19. It leads to a qualification that is widely welcomed by the world’s leading universities and employers. IB students learn more than a collection of facts. The Diploma Programme prepares students for further study and employment by encouraging them to ask searching questions; learn how to learn. Students also develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture, together with the ability to communicate with and respect people from other countries and cultures. 

What is in the curriculum? 

Students are required to choose one subject from each of the 6 academic groups (or alternatively they can choose a second subject from groups 1 to 5 instead of a group 6 subject). Normally, students study 3 subjects at Higher Level (HL), and 3 subjects at Standard Level (SL). 

Whether studied at Higher or Standard Level, all subjects are weighted the same in the final Diploma, but more time is given to the teaching of HL subjects. 

In addition, all students complete the ‘IB Core’ which consists of Theory of Knowledge (TOK), an Extended Essay (EE), and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS).

  • TOK encourages students to reflect upon the nature of knowledge and what it means to know.
  • The EE enables all students to develop independent research skills by exploring a topic of their choice, related to one of their IB courses; these skills are particularly favoured by universities.
  • CAS enables students to get involved in the world around them; to learn through experience in a range of activities. 

 

More information

International Baccalaureate Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. 

To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. 

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. 

Courses we offer

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
Language A Language B Individuals & Societies Experimental Sciences Mathematics & Computing         The Arts        

English Language and Literature

English Literature1

Self-Study2

Ab initio Italian2

Ab initio Russian2

French

German

Spanish

Economics

Geography

History

Psychology

Social and Cultural Anthropology

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Nature of Sciences2

Mathematics:

Analysis and Approaches

Application and Intepretation

Dance3

Film

Music

Theatre3

Visual Arts

  1. We also support self-study for students fluent in another language.
  2. Standard Level only
  3. Although we do not currently run these courses, we would be prepared to do so for a sufficient number of students.