ib swlci                                                                                PANDYA LIKES CRESTS

Six subject groups comprise the core of the IB curriculum. The IB Diploma candidate is required to select one subject from each of the six areas.

DP Model Circle November 2012


Group 1: Language A1 English HL: Literature
Group 2: Language B French SL
Group 3: Individuals and Society Economics HL, Psychology SL and HL
Group 4: Experimental Sciences Biology SL and HL, Chemistry SL and HL, Physics SL
Group 5: Mathematics    Math SL
Group 6: The Arts Currently susbtituted with a Group 3 or 4 subject
Core Components:   Theory of Knowledge
Extended Essay
Creativity, Action, & Service


At least three and not more than four of the six subjects are taken at the Higher Level (HL) (three-semester course), the others at the Standard Level (SL) (two-semester course). Each examined subject is graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum). The award of the Diploma requires a minimum total of 24 points.

At Laurier we offer a Preparatory course of studies in Grades 9 and 10 in order to fully prepare potential IB candidates for the Diploma Programme in grades 11 and 12.

IB Preparation Programme at Laurier C.I.

In grade 9...


We offer enriched courses in:

  • English
  • French
  • Math
  • Science
  • Geography

Students also must take:

  • Physical Education
  • Civics and Careers
  • One elective from the Arts



In grade 10...  

We offer enriched courses in:

  • English
  • French
  • Math (10 Mathematics)
  • Math (11 Functions)
  • Science
  • History

Students also must take:

  • 2 Electives



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