IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of the five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), the social sciences, the experimental sciences, and mathematics.
Students must also choose either an arts subject from group 6 or a second subject from groups 1 to 5. DP subjects can be taken at a higher level or standard level.
At least three and not more than four subjects are taken at a higher level (240 teaching hours), while the other subjects are taken at standard level (150 teaching hours). Students can study and take examinations, in English, French, or Spanish.
Two DP subjects are classified as interdisciplinary subjects and so satisfy the requirements of more than one subject group:
- Literature and performance – group 1 and group 6
- Environmental systems – group 3 and group 4
In addition to disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the Diploma Programme features three core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.