IBDP

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is an academic program followed in the final two years of many international secondary schools throughout the world. It is recognised by governments and universities, worldwide, as a highly-esteemed qualification to institutions of higher learning.

Candidates study a total of 6 subjects: 3 subjects at Higher Level and 3 subjects at Standard Level. There are 3 additional requirements students must meet:

  • Follow the assessed Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, which is at the heart of the IB programme. TOK explores different methods through which knowledge claims are justified across each area of the IBDP.
  • Fulfil the requirements of Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS); a program of activities pursued outside the classroom.
  • Write an Extended Essay in one of their subjects, based on their own research. The Extended Essay allows students to demonstrate their research skills and knowledge in a specialised area.

TOK is taught twice a week, while CAS requirements and the Extended Essay are pursued in the student's own time.

IBDP candidates are expected to maintain a rigorous level of study which will enable them to successfully enter the institutions of higher learning they have chosen.

Students select 3 Standard Level (SL) and 3 Higher Level (HL) subjects. This is an overview of what we offer at the RISS. First, select one subject from Sections: 1, 2, and 3 and then select one of the Paths: A, B, or C.

Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
English A Literature (HL or SL)
English B (HL only)
 
Dutch A Language and Literature (HL or SL)
Dutch B (HL or SL)
French B (HL or SL)
Spanish B (HL or SL)
Spanish B ab initio (for beginners, SL only)
Own Language A (SL is school supported,
for HL a qualified IBDP private tutor is required)
Mathematics (HL)
Mathematics (SL)
Math Studies (SL)
 

(You must select at least one Language A)

Select one of the paths: A, B or C:

Path A
Select 1 Science and 2 Individuals and Society
Path B
Select 2 Science and 1 Individuals and Society
Path C
Select 1 Science, 1 Individuals and Society and Art
Biology (HL or SL)
Chemistry (HL or SL)
Physics (HL or SL)
Environmental Systems and Societies (SL only)
Biology with Chemistry (HL or SL)
Chemistry with Physics (HL or SL)
Biology (HL or SL)
Chemistry (HL or SL)
Physics (HL or SL)
Environmental Systems and Societies (SL only)
Geography (HL or SL)
Economics (HL or SL)
History (HL or SL) *
ITGS (HL or SL) *
Geography (HL or SL)
Economics (HL or SL)
History (HL or SL)
ITGS (HL or SL)
Geography (HL or SL)
Economics (HL or SL)
History (HL or SL)
ITGS (HL or SL)
Pamoja Philosophy (SL only, online)
Pamoja Psychology (SL or HL, online)
* History and ITGS is not a permitted combination   Visual Arts (HL or SL)

 

For more information about the IB Programme, please contact the IB Coordinator:
Alexa Nijpels-Bell

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