“Life in the 21st century, in an interconnected, globalized world, requires critical-thinking skills and a sense of international-mindedness, something that IB Diploma students learn to know and understand.”

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The internationally respected IB Diploma curriculum is underpinned by IB’s approaches to learning, five key learning skills that are essential for success:  self-management, social-skills, communication, thinking, and research. In the IB learning environment more emphasis is placed on higher level skills including analysis, research, writing, problem-solving, and working in cooperative groups.

Students interested in IB but who do not want to undertake the full IB Diploma may select up to three IB subjects in grades 11 and 12, based on availability.

Here are some examples of common course pairings that IB Course students may consider when choosing individual Diploma courses:

Arts Focus:

  • IB Visual Arts & IB English Language and Literature
  • IB Visual Arts

Humanities Focus:

  • IB Geography & IB English Language and Literature
  • IB History & IB English Language and Literature

Sciences Focus:

  • IB Physics & IB Chemistry
  • IB Biology & IB Chemistry
  • IB Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches, IB Chemistry & IB Physics
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