IB Diploma

Course Content and Organisation

The IB DP students study subjects spanning a variety of areas, including the study of at least two languages, traditional academic disciplines including Mathematics, Experimental Sciences, Individuals and Societies and the Arts.
The programme also includes three additional core areas: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and Extended Essay (EE).
Students must complete 6 subjects and the 3 core elements (TOK, CAS, EE):
At the start of the DP, Students will choose six subjects; three at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL).
Students will be required to choose one subject from Groups 1, 2 and 5. They will have the option to take one or two subjects from Groups 3 and 4, studying a total of six subjects. In addition, students will attend Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity Activity and Service (CAS) sessions, while also working on the Extended Essay (EE). This way students will have the opportunity to explore some subjects in depth and others from broader perspective.
Ultimately, students must have achieved a minimum total of 24 out of 45 points in order to complete successfully the DP program.

The subjects currently being offered at St. Peter’s School are:

Group 1: Language A
– Portuguese A (HL / SL)
– English A (HL / SL)
– Chinese A (HL / SL)
Groups 2: Language B
– English B (HL / SL)
– Portuguese B (SL only)
– Spanish ab ignition (SL only)
Group 3: Individuals and Societies:
– History (HL / SL)
– Economics (HL / SL)
– Business Management (HL/SL)
– Environmental Systems and Societies (SL only)
Group 4: Experimental Sciences
– Biology (HL / SL)
– Chemistry (HL / SL)
– Physics (HL / SL)
– Environmental Systems and Societies (SL only)
– Computer Science (HL / SL)
Group 5: Mathematics:
– Mathematics: Applications and interpretation (SL only)
– Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL/HL)
Group 6: Arts
– Visual Arts (SL/HL)

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