IB: International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

As an IB World School, Australian International School (AIS) is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Years 12 and 13 (ages 16 to 19). The IBDP is a two-year pre-university academic programme that is widely recognized and highly regarded by respected colleges and universities all over the world. Students are able to transfer into the IB Diploma Programme from other IB World schools, as well as from other school systems.

IB Diploma Requirements

To achieve an IB Diploma, six subjects (at least three of which must be at Higher Level) and the core requirements must be completed successfully.

The core requirements comprise of three parts: Theory of Knowledge (a course that unifies and inter-relates the other areas of study); the Extended Essay (a substantial piece of independent research of 4,000 words) and participation in the CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) Programme.

For their subjects, students choose one from each of the Groups 1 to 5 (listed below) thus ensuring a breath of experience in Languages, Humanities, the Sciences and Mathematics. For their final subject (Group 6) students can choose Visual Arts, Music or an additional subject from Group 3 or 4.

IB Course Selection Options

Students must choose ONE subject from each group below:

Group Subject options
1 Chinese A Literature English A Language & Literature Japanese A Literature Korean A Language & Literature Vietnamese A Literature School-Supported Self-Taught Literature (SL only)
2 English B Chinese B French ab initio (SL only) A second group 1 language
3 Business Management Economics Environmental Systems and Society (SL only)* Geography Information Technology in a Global Society Psychology
4 Biology Chemistry Environmental Systems and Society (SL only)* Design Technology Physics
5 Mathematical Studies SL Mathematics SL Mathematics HL
6 Music Visual Arts Another subject from group 3 or 4

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