Subjects in the Diploma Programme

 

 

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Students choose six subjects from the five subject groups. There must be one subject from each group, group six is electives or arts. We do not offer any art subjects and students can therefore choose one extra subject from group 2, 3 or 4. Students choose three subjects at standard level (three lessons per week) and three subjects at higher level (five lessons per week). In addition to the academic subjects, all students have the core subjects:

Theory of Knowledge: In the ToK course, students explore themselves as thinkers and develop thinking skills. How do we know what we know? Is this knowledge valid? What are the limits of our knowledge? Is knowledge dependent on culture and religion? Do our communication skills increase ours and others’ knowledge?

For more information, please click here https://ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/curriculum/theory-of-knowledge/

Creativity Activity Service: CAS stands for (Creativity Action Service) and it is a core component of the IBDP that encourages students to develop their personal and interpersonal growth by learning through experience and by providing them opportunities to self-determination and collaboration with others. CAS is an essential counterbalance to the academic rigor of the IB Diploma Programme, as it motivates students to show initiative and perseverance and to develop collaboration, problem-solving and decision-making skills

For more information, please click here https://ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/curriculum/creativity-activity-and-service/

Extended Essay: The Extended Essay is an independent piece of research conducted by students in a subject and area that they choose. They write an essay based on their findings. This is similar to the way students work at universities, and this prepare them well for university studies. For more information For more information, please click here https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/curriculum/extended-essay/what-is-the-extended-essay/

Group 1

Group 1

Group 2

Same subjects as in group 1, in addition

Group 2

Group 3

Group 3

Group 4

This is about natural sciences. It includes Physics, Chemistry and Biology, but what is covered by those subjects? Do you know the difference between physics and chemistry? Biology is about life, but can you imagine overlapping areas? A short illustration can be, if you think about a tree, when it is growing up, it is mostly biology. However, the photosynthesis is a chemical process, but to bring water from the ground to the top, the tree applies laws of physics.

Group 4

Group 5

Group 5

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