IB Diploma Programme subject choices

IB DP subject choices

At Park Lane students have a wide range of IB subjects on offer. For the IB DP course students choose 6 subjects, 3 of them on Standard level, 3 of them oh Higher level.



Group 1

Studies in Language and Literature

Group 2

Language acquisition

Group 3

Individuals and societies

Group 4

Experimental Sciences

Group 5

Mathematics

Group 6

The Arts



When making choices students should consider:  

  • What would they like to study at university?

  • University prerequisites  

  • Areas of individual interest and what they are good at  

  • The teachers‘  advice.

  • The expected IGCSE reuslts (A*-B = HL subject, B-C = SL subject)

  • For further information on expectations when joining the IB DP please refer to the Park Lane IB DP Admissions policy


Examples of subject choices

A) The examples below are not exhaustive and represent the most typical routes students take. The IB DP coordinator and subject teachers are always ready to provide every student with advice on the subject composition.

Possible routes:

For the IB Diploma, a student must choose six subjects, one each from group 1 to 6. Three subjects must be chosen at Higher Level.

Example:

Group 1

Czech A Literature HL or English A Language and literature HL

Group 2

French B SL

Group 3

History HL

Group 4

Physics SL

Group 5

Mathematics SL

Group 6

Visual arts HL


B) Students who are fluent in English and Czech may choose to take both languages as Language A in group 1 – these subjects will then count for groups 1 and 2. If they wish to take a 3rd language, this must be in place of a group 6 (Arts) subject.

Example:

Group 1

Czech A Literature HL

Group 1

English A Language and Literature HL

Group 2

French B SL (or another subject from Group 3 or 4 instead)

Group 3

History HL

Group 4

Physics HL

Group 5

Mathematics SL



C) Students who do not wish to take a subject from group 6 (the Arts) can choose an additional subject from groups 1-4.

Example:

Group 1

English A: Literature HL

Group 2

German B SL

Group 3

Economics SL

Group 4

Chemistry SL

Group 4


Biology HL

Group 5

Maths HL


All students also take a course in Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and must fulfil the requirements of CAS (Creation, Action, Service) in order to obtain the IB Diploma.


Schedule of the subject choices process in Y11

January - subject choices evening for parents and students

February 9th before half term - choices submitted to school

March/April before Easter - choices confirmed by school

Parents and students will be informed in advance about specific dates of the above deadlines.


Please note that while we will try to meet the interests of every student, we cannot always guarantee a course.













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