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Toronto Catholic District School Board

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​IB Diploma Programme Curriculum 

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

 
 
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.​
 
 
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 SL, French ab initio SL
Group 3 - Individuals and Socities Geography HL, Geography SL
Group 4 - Science Biology HL,
Chemistry HL or Chemistry SL
Group 5 - Mathematics Mathematics SL, Mathematical Studies SL
Group 6 - Arts Theatre SL
 
 

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