IB Diploma Programme

IB Diploma Programme (IBDP)


The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme that provides an internationally accepted secondary school qualification for students entering universities. Students may only participate if their school is a recognized IB school.

All subjects except CAS are assessed using both internal and external assessors. Students will not receive an IB Diploma, regardless of the total score obtained, if they do not complete the core requirements. The externally assessed examinations are given worldwide in May and November. Subjects finish with a standardized series of examinations, usually consisting of two or three timed written examinations.

  • Internationally based but must be taken under an IB approved school
  • Two-year programme for students Grade 11-12 or Year 12-13
  • 6 subjects taken in varying subjects with standardized final exams
  • 3 core requirements (Extended Essay / Theory of Knowledge (ToK)/Creativity, Action, Service (CAS))
  • IB Diploma awarded at completion of all requirements

Students study six subjects from six different subject groups:

Students may study an additional subject from groups 1-5 instead of a group 6 subject.

Assessment: The highest score for each subject is 7 points; thus, the total maximum for all six subjects is 42 points.


Students are required to complete three core requirements:

Assessment: Up to 3 points can be awarded depending on the grades achieved in the EE and TOK, bringing the total maximum IB score to 45 points. 

Studies in Language and Literature

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Students will learn the foundations of analysing a range of non-fiction texts, both through close reading as well as broadly examining how the text functions as a whole.

Year 1 Lesson Outline

Students will also be equipped with key essay writing skills such as how to write solid introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions, as well as the Point-Evidence-Explanation technique to perform well in the final exam and the IOA. Teachers will also discuss examiner comments from previous examinations with students so that common mistakes can be avoided.

Year 2 Lesson Outline

Entering into Year 2, Teachers will focus on instruction for students to practise Paper 1, which contains previously unseen passages from non-literary texts for analysis. Students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the two passages by analysing the audience, purpose, structure, language, style, text type, context, content, theme and structure. During the lesson, the teacher will provide instruction and feedback about deconstructing an unseen text and how to write a good commentary.

Students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the work by exploring aspects such as content, technique, style, structure, theme and language. A good literary commentary explains the literary elements of the text, instead of summarising its content.

Year 1 Lesson Outline

Student learns to identify literary devices, explain their effects, provide appropriate contextual support and linguistic evidence to write high scoring literary commentaries. Students will also learn to analyse a variety of literarty texts and practice structuring their written and oral commentaries to perform well in the final exam and the IOA.

Year 2 Lesson Outline

In Year 2, student will focus on assimilating the mark scheme, exam format and expectations of Paper 1. Students will practice, develop and hone skills for producing high-scoring literary commentaries.


This course aims to enhance students’ literay analysis and literature appreciation skills, enabling them to be familiar with the exam’s expectations and format.

Year 1 Lesson Outline

Student learns to identify literary devices, explain their effects, provide appropriate contextual support and linguistic evidence to write high scoring literary commentaries. Students will also learn to analyse a variety of literarty texts and practice structuring their written and oral commentaries to perform well in the final exam and the IOA.

Year 2 Lesson Outline

In Year 2, student will focus on assimilating the mark scheme, exam format and expectations of Paper 1. Students will practice, develop and hone skills for producing high-scoring literary commentaries.

This course aims to enhance students’ literay analysis and literature appreciation skills, enabling them to be familiar with the exam’s expectations and format.

Year 1 Lesson Outline

Student learns to identify literary devices, explain their effects, provide appropriate contextual support and linguistic evidence to write high scoring literary commentaries. Students will also learn to analyse a variety of literarty texts and practice structuring their written and oral commentaries to perform well in the final exam and the IOA.

Year 2 Lesson Outline

In Year 2, student will focus on assimilating the mark scheme, exam format and expectations of Paper 1. Students will practice, develop and hone skills for producing high-scoring literary commentaries.

Language Acquisition

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Chin B (HL)

This course aims to provide students with targeted practice in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Year 1 Lesson Outline

Student learns to identify literary devices, explain their effects, provide appropriate contextual support and linguistic evidence to write high scoring literary commentaries. Students will also learn to analyse a variety of literarty texts and practice structuring their written and oral commentaries to perform well in the final exam and the IOA.

Year 2 Lesson Outline

In Year 2, student will focus on assimilating the mark scheme, exam format and expectations of Paper 1. Students will practice, develop and hone skills for producing high-scoring literary commentaries.

Individuals and Societies

Economics
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Econ (HL)

This course aims to equip students with knowledge, essay-writing and quantitative techniques in order to achieve better grades in IB economics. We will cover all higher level syllabus content for the global economy. Students will also be able to practice on paper 1, 2 and 3.

Year 1 Lesson Outline

Students will focus on understanding and applying concepts in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

Year 2 Lesson Outline

In Year 2, students will use previously known topics to apply to Global Economics. Students will also focus on practicing exam questions.

Sciences

Bio, Chem, Phy
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This course aims to help student assimilate the 11 topics covered in IB Biology HL syllabus.

Year 1 Lesson Outline

Students will focus on understanding and applying concepts of the first 8 topics (6 cores and 2 additional higher levels) of the syllabus.

Year 2 Lesson Outline

In Year 2, students will review the first 8 topics and continue to learn the remaining of the additional higher lever syllabus. Students will also be exposed to sorted exam questions to prepare for the exam.

This course aims to help student assimilate the 21 topics covered in IB Chemistry HL syllabus.

Year 1 Lesson Outline

Students will focus on understanding and applying concepts of the first 8 core topics with 6 of their correlated additional higher level topics the syllabus.

Year 2 Lesson Outline

In Year 2, students will review the first 8 topics (with 6 correlated additional higher level topics) and continue to learn the remainder of the additional higher lever syllabus. Students will also be exposed to sorted exam questions to prepare for the exam.

This course aims to help student assimilate the 12 topics covered in IB Physics HL syllabus.

Year 1 Lesson Outline

Students will focus on understanding and applying concepts of the first 6 core topics of the syllabus.

Year 2 Lesson Outline

In Year 2, students will review the first 6 topics and continue to learn the remainder of the syllabus. Students will also be exposed to sorted exam questions to prepare for the exam.

Mathematics

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All IB Mathematics syllabi cover 5 main components: Number and Algebra, Functions, Geometry and Trigonometry, Statistics and Probability, and Calculus. Mathematics Analysis and Approaches has a strong emphasis on the ability to construct, communicate and justify correct mathematical arguments. Higher Level students will explore in depth in each of the covered topics.

Year 1 Lesson Outline

Students will focus on Number and Algebra, Functions, Geometry and Trigonometry, and Calculus to cover all Papers 1, 2 and 3. Students will also assimilate the necessary skills to operate a graphic calculator for Paper 2 and 3.

Year 2 Lesson Outline

In Year 2, student will focus on Statistics and Probability, and Advanced Calculus. The course will focus on final exam preparations for all 3 papers toward the second half of the course.

All IB Mathematics syllabi cover 5 main components: Number and Algebra, Functions, Geometry and Trigonometry, Statistics and Probability, and Calculus. Mathematics Analysis and Approaches has a strong emphasis on the ability to construct, communicate and justify correct mathematical arguments.

Year 1 Lesson Outline

Students will focus on Number and Algebra, Functions, Geometry and Trigonometry, and Calculus to cover all Papers 1 and 2. Students will also assimilate the necessary skills to operate a graphic calculator for Paper 2.

Year 2 Lesson Outline

In Year 2, student will focus on Statistics and Probability, and Calculus. The course will focus on final exam preparations for the 2 papers toward the second half of the course.

All IB Mathematics syllabi cover 5 main components: Number and Algebra, Functions, Geometry and Trigonometry, Statistics and Probability, and Calculus. Mathematics Applications and Interpretation has a strong emphasis on the meaning of mathematics in context by focusing on topics that are often used as applications or in mathematical modelling.

Year 1 Lesson Outline

Students will focus on Number and Algebra, Functions, Geometry and Trigonometry, and Statistics and Probability to cover Papers 1, 2 and 3. Students will also assimilate the necessary skills to operate a graphic calculator for all 3 Papers.

Year 2 Lesson Outline

In Year 2, student will focus on Number and Algebra, and Calculus. The course will focus on final exam preparations for all 3 papers toward the second half of the course.

Key Learning Outcomes

Gain a thorough understanding of key topics
Practise and sharpen answering skills
Enhance test-taking confidence

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