The curriculum

The curriculum model arranges the six academic areas around the core requirements. Central to its philosophy is the IB Learner Profile, which is communicated through approaches to teaching and learning.

New IB Doploma curriculum model

IB Diploma Programme students study six courses (3 at higher level, 3 at standard level). Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, humanities, science and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose an additional subject from groups 1 to 5.

The programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the educational experience and challenge students to apply their knowledge and understanding:

The extended essay is a requirement for students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying.

Theory of knowledge is a course designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical and historical).

Creativity, action, service requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom. Students can combine all three components or do activities related to each one of them separately.


For more details please go to our subject choices.

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