Students study six subjects each selected from the six subject groups. Normally three subjects are studied at higher level (courses representing 240 teaching hours), and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level (courses representing 150 teaching hours).
Students also participate in three core areas of study and application: (1) Extended Essay, (2) Theory of Knowledge and (3) Creativity, Action, Service (CAS). These core areas are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.
Sophia Mundi offers the following subject choices for the Class of 2017/18:
Group 1 Subjects – Language A: English literature
Group 2 Subjects – Language B: Spanish ab initio, French B, English B
Group 3 Subjects – History, Environmental Systems and Society
Group 4 Subjects – Biology, Physics, Environmental Systems and Society
Group 5 Subjects – Maths SL, Maths Studies
Group 6 Subjects – Theatre, Visual Art
As well as these subjects students also participate in an Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity Action Service (CAS). Many students in Sophia Mundi’s Senior Schoolparticipate in a community programme integrated with the Abbotsford Convent Community.
Read our IB Handbook for more information.
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