All IB Diploma candidates are required to complete one subject from each group. At least three but not more than four of the six subjects are taken at the Higher Level, the others at the Standard Level. Higher and Standard Levels are IB classifications that describe the level of depth and breadth of the course. The level of rigor is the same but the Higher Level courses require 240 instructional hours (2-year courses) while Standard Level courses require 150 instructional hours (1 or 2-year courses). Students are assessed internally and also externally by approximately 4,000 examiners worldwide. Each student is graded on a scale of 1 to 7 in each subject. A minimum of 24 points in the six academic subjects plus the satisfactory completion of the central elements are required to earn the diploma. All other students (IB Course candidates) must take a total of six HL/SL courses, but do not have the IB Core requirements.
Group 1 - Language & Literature:
Group 2 - Language Acquisition:
Group 3 - Individuals & Societies:
Group 4 - Sciences:
Group 5 - Mathematics:
Group 6 - Arts (or a second course from Groups 2-5):
IB Core Elements: