The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading to external examinations that meet the needs of highly motivated secondary students between the ages of 16 to 19 years.
Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum that allows graduates to fulfil requirements of various national education systems, the diploma model is based on the pattern of no single country but incorporates the best elements of several.
The IB programme is a well-rounded liberal arts and science programme designed to prepare students thoroughly for success in life beyond school. The International Baccalaureate Organization gives IB diploma holders access to the world's leading universities as well as solid preparation for higher achievement once enrolled.
The components of the IB Diploma Programme:
- Students are required to study SIX SUBJECTS chosen from the six subject groups.
- To allow for specialisation, three subjects are chosen at higher level (HL), and to ensure a broad education three subjects are chosen at standard level (SL).
- Participation in an interdisciplinary course entitled the Theory of Knowledge (TOK).
- Participation in a programme of Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) for no less than 150 hours.
For more information about the IB Diploma Programme, please talk with us or visit the official website of IBO at www.ibo.org.
The subjects to be studied in Years 12 and 13 include:
- First Language: English, Chinese
- Second Language: English, Chinese, French (elective as a Third Language)
- Individuals and Societies: Geography, Economics, History, Psychology, Environmental Systems and Societies (trans-disciplinary subject)
- Experimental Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design and Technology, Environmental Systems and Societies
- Mathematics: Mathematics HL, Mathematics SL, Mathematical Studies
- Arts: Music, Visual Arts, Theatre Arts