IB Diploma Programme Curriculum

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The subjects that comprise the core of the IB curriculum are arranged according to the following six groups from which a student must select three courses to study at the Higher Level (HL) and three courses to study at the Standard Level (SL) for the IB Diploma Examination.  In addition, the Diploma candidate must engage in a unique course known as Theory of Knowledge (TOK), participate in Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) and complete an Extended Essay (EE).

                                  IB DP Curriculum

GROUP  1  STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE:  is the study of literature in a student's first language, including the study of selections of world literature. 
GROUP  2 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: emphasizes language acquisition and use in a range of context and for different purposes. 
GROUP  3  INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES: provides for the development of a critical appreciation of human experience and behavior, the varieties of physical, economic and social environments that people inhabit and the history of social and cultural institutions.
GROUP  4 SCIENCES: consists of biology, chemistry, design technology, environmental systems and physics. Each of these subjects contains a body of knowledge together with scientific methods and techniques which students are required to learn and apply.
GROUP  5  MATHEMATICS: enables students to develop mathematical knowledge, concepts and principles; develop logical, critical and creative thinking; employ and refine their powers of abstraction and generalization. Students are also encouraged to appreciate international dimensions of mathematics and the multiplicity of its cultural and historical perspectives. The aims of computer science are to develop an understanding of the range and organization of computer systems and the use of computers in a variety of disciplines, applications and contexts.
GROUP  6 THE ARTS:  includes music, theatre arts and visual arts. These subjects allow a high degree of adaptability to different cultural contexts with the emphasis on creativity in the context of disciplines, practical research into the relevant genres.

More information about the IB Diploma Programme can be found on the IBO website