International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically-rigorous programme with external exams designed to prepare students aged 16-19 for university and higher education. The programme is formulated to develop our students’ intellectual, social, emotional, and physical wellbeing. The IB Diploma Programme has gained both recognition and accolades from the world’s leading universities as the diploma prepares the students for active participation in a globally-evolving society.

Diploma Programme Model

WHAT THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME LOOKS LIKE AT ST. JUDE'S ACADEMY

The DP has six main areas of study. All schools authorized to teach the DP have a similar structure, but may have different subject offerings due to their size and the interests of the students. Students choose one subject from each area of study; three at the Higher Level (HL) (three credits over two years) and three at the Standard Level (SL) (two credits over one or two years). They then also take the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) class two terms over two years, complete the Extended Essay (EE), and their responsibilities to Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS)

GROUP 1: Language and Literature HL – compulsory English credits.
GROUP 2: Language Acquisition – French SL (taught in Year 1)
GROUP 3: Individuals and Societies
History of the Americas HL
Business Management HL
History SL (taught over 2 years)
GROUP 4: Sciences
Biology SL (taught over 2 years)
Chemistry HL
Physics SL (taught over 2 years)
GROUP 5: Mathematics
Math SL (taught over two years)
Math Studies (taught over two years)
GROUP 6: Arts and electives (one SL from the other groups)
Visual Arts (2019)

For International Students:
GROUP 1: Mandarin Language and Literature HL (taught over 2 years)
GROUP 2: Students will have the opportunity to study English SL in order to earn an English 4U university entrance compulsory credit.