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Academic Subjects

All students must study six subjects, one from each group in the IB curriculum. Three of these subjects will eventually be taken at higher level (240 hour syllabus) and three at standard level (150 hour syllabus). Subjects offered are set out in the six groups below. Expanded descriptions of each subject are given in separate sections.

Please note that while every effort will be made to satisfy the needs of each student, the subject options are dependent on there being sufficient enrolment to form a class.

Group 1

Studies in Language and Literature

(The first/native language of a student)

English A Literature (HL/SL)*
Group 2

Language acquisition

(the second language of a student)

English B (HL/SL)
    French B (HL/SL)
    German B (HL/SL)
    Spanish B (HL/SL)
    Spanish ab initio (SL only)
Group 3  Individuals and societies History (HL/SL)
       Geography (HL/SL)
Group 4 Experimental Science Biology (HL/SL)
    Physics (HL/SL)
Group 5  Mathematics  Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (HL/SL)
    Mathematics: Applications and interpretation (SL only)
Group 6   Arts and Electives Music
    Visual Arts
Chemistry (a group 4 subject) is offered here to allow students to take two science subjects)


Economics (a group 3 subject) is offered here to allow students to take two humanities subjects)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     *There is also the option to study other languages in Group 1 and Group 2 in consultation with the IB Coordinator. There is an additional charge if a student selects another language.