Grades 11-12 - the IB Diploma Programme
At Grades 11 and 12, ICS offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Students can enroll in and complete the Programme either at full Diploma, or individual Certificate, level.
Students following the IB Diploma programme choose six courses to study, three at Higher and three at Standard Level. Students must choose one subject from each of five groups (see the groups below). This ensures a breadth of study across languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an Arts subject, or one of the elective subjects we offer.
Our IB Diploma Programme Coordinator has put together this presentation to explain the options in more detail. As an example, this is the list of IB Diploma Options at ICS available to students who started their IB Diploma Programme in August 2015.
How universities recognise the IB Diploma
A key consideration in choosing IB Diploma Programme courses is whether they fit the entry requirements for programmes students may want to study at university. Please see this presentation about how universities around the world recognise the IB Diploma and about their entry requirements.
Students who fulfill all the ICS graduation requirements will also graduate with an ICS High School Diploma (particularly important for entry to US colleges) that integrates with the IB courses.
IB Diploma Subject Information
Please use the links below to see more information about the subjects in each group.
Environmental Systems & Societies: Standard Level