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International Baccalaureate Program(IB)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is an internationally recognized two year programme which provides a rigorous and academically demanding curriculum for highly motivated, socially conscious senior high school students who are university bound. All IB diplomas are awarded by the Geneva based International Baccalaureate Office, to students who satisfy the requirements.

The IB Diploma programme has six major academic areas (see below) as well as:

a) a course in Theory of Knowledge;

b) the Extended Essay;

c)  the Creativity, Activity, Service requirement.

Diploma candidates are required to select one subject from each of the six subject groups. Three of the six courses are taken at the higher level (HL), and three at the standard level (SL). HL courses represent 240 teaching hours, SL courses cover 150 hours.


Subjects Available for the IB Diploma

Diploma candidates at Assumption College School are required to make selections from the following six groups of subjects:

Group 1: Language A 

HL English

Group 2: Language B

SL French

Group 3: Individuals and Societies 

HL History

SL/HL Business

Group 4: Experimental Sciences

SL/HL Biology

SL/HL Chemistry

SL Computer Science

SL Physics

Group 5: Mathematics

HL Mathematics (Analysis & Approaches)

SL Mathematics (Analysis & Approaches)

SL Math Studies (Applications & Interpretation)

Group 6: Arts

SL/HL Music

SL/HL Visual Arts

Alternative Choice ( one from either Group 3 or Group 4)


IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. 
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