The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading to examinations that meet the needs of highly motivated secondary school students between the ages of 16 and 19 years (Grades 11-12).
Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfill requirements of various national education systems, the IB Diploma Programme model is based on the pattern of no single country but incorporates the best elements of many. The IB Diploma Programme is taught in English at OSC.
IB Diploma subjects
IB Diploma Programme candidates select one subject from each of the six subject groups which they normally study at either a Higher or Standard level:
|Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature||English A: Language and Literature||Standard or Higher Level|
|English A: Literature||Standard or Higher Level|
|Group 2: Language Acquisition||French ab initio (beginning)||Standard Level|
|French B (intermediate)||Standard or Higher Level|
|Spanish ab initio (beginning)||Standard Level|
|Spanish B (intermediate)||Standard or Higher Level|
|Group 3: Individuals and Societies||Economics||Standard or Higher Level|
|History||Standard or Higher Level|
|Geography||Standard or Higher Level|
|Group 4 : Sciences||Biology||Standard or Higher Level|
|Environmental Systems & Societies||Standard Level|
|Physics||Standard or Higher Level|
|Chemistry (scheduled with group 6)|
|Group 5 : Mathematics||Mathematical Studies||Standard Level|
|Mathematics||Standard or Higher Level|
|Group 6 : Arts and Elective||Visual Arts||Standard or Higher Level|
|Theatre||Standard or Higher Level|
|Chemistry (timetabled to allow for a 2nd science)||Standard or Higher Level|
|Music||Standard or Higher Level|
Flexible scheduling options which may replace a course in an appropriate group above.
Self-Taught Group 1: Other Language A: Literature Standard Level
Pamoja online Group 3: Psychology Standard or Higher Level
Pamoja online Group 3: Business and Management Standard or Higher Level
Other Language A can meet the subject group 2 or group 6 requirement and with a successful completion of all prerequisites, gives the advantage of earning the IB Bilingual Diploma.
Pamoja online courses are by special request only and will incur additional fees.
Any courses with a final enrollment of fewer than 4 students may be cancelled in any given year.
Along with six academic subjects, students spend time on Creativity, Action and Service (CAS), engage in a piece of original research that culminates in an Extended Essay, and challenge themselves through a philosophy course called Theory of Knowledge.
If you have any queries, please contact the IB Diploma Coordinator Will Duncan at [email protected]