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The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is for students aged 16-19 and aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The IBDP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the core, comprising Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay. Through the core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.

AT BBIS, we offer the following IBDP courses*.

All students need to choose ONE subject per subject group (3 Higher Level and 3 Standard Level)

A student who takes two languages in Group 1 does not have to take a Group 2 language but can do so.

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature

English Literature                            Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL)

English Language and Literature        HL and SL

German Literature                          HL and SL

German Language and Literature      HL and SL

Korean Literature                           HL and SL

Native Language: Self-taught**        SL

Group 2: Language Acquisition

English B                                       HL and SL

German B                                     HL and SL

French B                                       HL and SL

German ab initio                            SL

Spanish B                                      HL and SL

Group 3: Individuals and Societies

Business and Management              HL and SL

Economics                                    HL and SL

Geography                                    HL and SL

History                                         HL and SL

Group 4: Sciences

Biology                                          HL and SL

Chemistry                                     HL and SL

Physics                                          HL and SL

Design Technology                         HL and SL

Group 5: Mathematics

Mathematics                                  HL

Mathematics                                  SL

Mathematical Studies                      SL

Group 6: The Arts and Electives

Music                                           HL and SL

Theatre                                        HL and SL

Visual Art                                     HL and SL

Further Mathematics                     HL

Native Language: Self-taught**       SL

Another Subject from Groups 1 to 4

*Please note that courses are offered according to student demand. Not all courses are offered every year.

**Students who choose a self-taught course need to prove that they have had formal instruction in their mother tongue for several years. Self-taught students are not taught face-to-face but work together with a supervisor who helps students to compile the literature list, structure the course, prepare students for the oral and written examinations and monitors their progress. This course requires from students a very high degree of independent work.