The Diploma Programme curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising Theory Of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE). To earn the full diploma a student must take 6 subjects, at least three, but no more then four, subjects at Higher Level and three at Standard Level. DP students must choose one subject from each of six groups (1 to 6):
The arts – student may choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 4
Our school offers the following subjects:
GROUP1: STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
- Language A: literature English/German (SL/HL)
- Language A: literature school supported self-taught candidates SL
GROUP2: LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
- English HL
- German (HL/SL)
- French (ab initio/SL)
- Spanish (ab initio/SL)
GROUP3 INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES
- Economics (HL/SL)
- Geography (HL/SL)
- History (HL/SL)
- Psychology (HL/SL)
- Global Politics (HL/SL)
- Biology (HL/SL)
- Chemistry (HL/SL)
- Physics (HL/SL)
- Environmental systems and societies (SL only) – which meets the group 3 and group 4 requirements
- Mathematical studies SL, last exams 2020
- Mathematics SL, last exams 2020
- Mathematics HL, last exams 2020
- Mathematics – applications and interpretation, first exams 2021
- Mathematics – analysis and approaches, first exams 2021
GROUP6: THE ARTS
- Visual arts (HL/SL)
IB Learner Profile
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
As IB learners we strive to be:
We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.