IB Diploma Programme

    Students looking for a broad curriculum with an international perspective will find the IB accessible and stimulating. For many students, the IB Diploma Programme provides an ideal opportunity to study subjects in depth, but also to maintain a breadth of learning.

    The IBDP offers a continuum of high quality education that encourages international awareness and a positive attitude to independent learning, and which compels students to be involved in the wider school and community life.

    The Diploma consists of six subjects with one chosen from each of the following subject groups: studies in language and literature; language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; and arts.  Students may opt to study a language, individuals and societies, or an additional science course instead of a course in the arts.  Three subjects are taken at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL).  In addition, all students must meet the requirements of the core which involves:

    An Extended Essay (an independent research paper on a topic of the student's choice).

    ToK (Theory of Knowledge) - critical thinking and evaluation skills.

    CAS (a programme of Creativity, Activity and Service). At Ryde, the extra-curricular programme is extensive and this programme provides formal recognition of achievement in fields outside the classroom.

    IB subject choices for September 2018

    We expect students to choose one subject from each of the Groups 1 to 6 so that six subjects are chosen in total, three at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL).  Students must choose at least one Humanity subject (Hu) and one Science subject (Sc).

    Group 1
    Group 2
    Group 3
    English A: Language & Literature 
    French B
    German A (HL only)
    German B
    Italian ab initio (SL only)
    Spanish B       
    Economics (Hu)
    Geography (Hu)
    History (Hu)
    Psychology (Hu)
    Visual Arts
    Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
    Chemistry (Sc)
    Physics (Sc)
    Psychology (Hu)
    Maths Studies (SL only)
    Biology (Sc)
    Chemistry (Sc)
    Design Technology (Sc)
    Geography (Hu)
    German students are advised to consult their agent or the universities directly to ensure that the subjects chosen for IB are acceptable to the universities.
    Please click on the following link if you would like to submit IB Diploma Programme option choices for September 2018


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