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​IB Diploma Programme Curriculum 

The IB Diploma Programme consists of 6 areas of study and 3 core subjects.

The Curriculum
​The students must take a course from each of groups 1 through 5. They may then take a course from group 6 or substitute a second course from groups 1 through 5. At St. Mary's we are currently offering the following subjects for the Diploma.​
Group 1 - Studies in Language in Literature  English HL​
Group 2 - Language Acquisition French SLFrench ab initio SL
Group 3 - Individuals and Socities Business Management HL 

Business Management SL

Geography HLGeography SL

Psychology HL and SL

Group 4 - Science Biology HL

Chemistry HL or Chemistry SL

Physics SL
Group 5 - Mathematics Math: Applications and Interpretations SL​

Math: Analysis and Approaches SL​
Group 6 - Arts Theatre SL

Visual Arts SL

The Core
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) - ​develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
Extended Essay (EE) - asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying
Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS)involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. Creativity encourages students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Activity seeks to develop a healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Service with the community offers a vehicle for a new learning with academic value. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.​