Understanding IB Diploma
How does the Diploma programme work?
IBDP students study six subjects (usually one selected from each subject group). The IBDP curriculum contains six subject groups and the compulsory 'Core' subjects that are central to the philosophy of the Diploma: The Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Activity and Service.
Higher Level/Standard Level
Each of the 3 Higher Level courses represent 240 teaching hours
Standard Level courses represent 150 teaching hours
The requirement to select a subject from each group ensures that the science-orientated student is challenged to learn a foreign language and the natural linguist becomes familiar with the scientific process. Whilst balance is maintained, flexibility is catered for with a student choosing Higher Level subjects to pursue areas of personal interest and to meet special requirements for university entrance.
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