International baccalaureate organisation

Students in the IBDP choose six subjects from established IBO groupings in addition to the obligatory course in Theory of Knowledge (TOK).

 

Three of the chosen courses are selected as Higher Level (HL) and have additional classroom hours. The remaining three are studied at the Standard Level (SL). IBDP students must complete an 18 month program in Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) and an Extended Essay of 4,000 words.

 

Students in the HSDP follow the same curriculum as their IBO counterparts. They however choose five subjects, two of which are selected at the HL level. They must complete an 18 month program in Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) and an Extended Essay of 2,000- 2,500 words. HSDP students must also complete an obligatory inter-disciplinary course equivalent to the TOK course.

 

 

At IAS, the Upper High School offers two diploma tracks:

 

  • IBO Diploma Programme (IBDP)
  • American High School Diploma (HSDP)

 

 

IBDP and HSDP Course Groupings and Hours

Group

HDSP Course

Hours

Group 1

English A
Polish A

HL, SL

Group 2

English B
French/German B
French/German Ab Initio

HL (B subjects only), SL (all)

Group 3

Geography
History
Psychology

HL, SL

Group 4

Biology
Physics
Chemistry

HL, SL

Group 5

Math AI (Application and Interpretation)
Math AA (Analysis and Approaches)

HL, SL

The following courses have also been offered to IBDP students through the Pamoja online platform (additional costs apply):

 

  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Spanish
  • Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS)

 

 

*Courses in additional mother tongue languages are encouraged and supported through parental request. In particular, the school actively supports the teaching of Chinese given its demand in the Upper High School.

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