How to Earn the Diploma
Students who pursue the IB Diploma must take six subjects: one each from Groups 1–5, and either one from Group 6 or a permitted substitute from one of the other groups (group 3 or group 4), as listed below.
Three subjects must be taken at Higher level (HL) and three at Standard level (SL).
To be awarded an IB Diploma, candidates must fulfill these three core requirements, in addition to passing their subject examinations:
- Extended essay (EE).
- Theory of knowledge (TOK). This course introduces students to theories about the nature and limitations of knowledge (basic epistemology) and provides practice in determining the meaning and validity of knowledge (critical thinking).
- Creativity, activity, service (CAS). CAS aims to provide students with opportunities for personal growth, self-reflection, intellectual, physical and creative challenges, and awareness of themselves as responsible members of their communities.
IB Diploma Programme: courses currently on offer at GC
|SUBJECT GROUP||COURSES OFFERED|
|Group 1: Language A (English)||HL Language and Literature
|Group 2: Language B||SL French
SL ab initio German
SL ab initio Spanish
|Group 3: Individuals and Societies||HL Economics
|Group 4: Sciences||SL Biology
|Group 5: Mathematics||SL Mathematics Analysis and Approaches (science, business pathway)
SL Mathematics Applications and Interpretations (humanities, fine arts, social sciences pathway)
|Group 6: The Arts||HL Music
HL Visual Arts