IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from groups one to five. Students may then choose an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.
The Groups are as follows:
Group 1- English
Group 2- Foreign Language
Group 3- Social Science
Group 4- Science
Group 5- Math
Group 6- Art
Most IB courses are taught at two levels, higher level and standard level. Diploma students must have, at a minimum 3 Higher Level and 3 Standard Level courses. They are allowed to take 4 Higher Level and 2 Standard Level if they choose. All higher level courses are two years in duration (240 hours of instruction). Standard level courses typically are one year in duration but some are two (150 hours of instructions). Though rigorous, standard level class requirements are not as strenuous as the higher level course.
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
English HL Spanish SL/HL History HL
Spanish ab Initio SL Psychology HL/SL
Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
Biology SL/HL Math SL/HL Visual Arts SL/HL
Physics SL Math Studies SL Film SL/HL
Computer Science SL/HL