IB Diploma Programme

General regulations: Diploma Programme - For students and their legal guardians

The curriculum is made up of the DP core and six subject groups. Made up of the three required components, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills. The three core elements are:

  • Theory of knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.
  • The extended essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.
  • Creativity, activity, service, in which students complete a project related to those three concepts.

The six subject groups are:  Studies in language and literature Language acquisition Individuals and societies Sciences Mathematics The arts There are different courses within each subject group.


Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
English Literature SL English B SL Business Management SL Biology SL Mathematics Studies SL Visual Arts HL
English Literature HL English B HL Business Management HL Biology HL Mathematics SL Visual Arts SL
English Language and Literature SL French B SL Economics SL Chemistry SL Mathematics HL
English Language and Literature HL French B HL Economics HL Chemistry HL
French Literature SL French ab initio Geography SL Physics SL
French Literature HL Spanish B SL  Geography HL Physics HL
French Language and Literature SL   History SL Design Technology SL
French Language and Literature HL   History HL Design Technology HL
  Psychology SL
  Psychology HL
  Global Politics SL
  Global Politics HL
  Theatre SL
  Theatre HL

IB Diploma Core

Theory of Knowledge

Extended Essay

Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)