Diversity key to IB Diploma Programme

Thursday 24th August 2023

Whatever your passion, the IB offers something for everyone.

IB Lapel Badge
IB Lapel Badge

With our final year IB students currently finishing off many of their internal assessments and other requirements, it has struck me once again just how diverse this programme is.

The students who have opted into the Diploma programme take a total of over 20 different subjects ranging from the arts, the sciences, languages, maths, humanities, and literature. There are also over 20 different staff members who teach in this programme – in this respect it can be considered the largest department in the school. A stated goal of the Diploma is that graduates will experience a broad education across the disciplines mentioned above. Whether your passion is sustainability, astrophysics, or honing your business acumen, there is something here for everyone.

The recent Theory of Knowledge lesson that the Yr 12 students engaged in was focussed on ethics and the question "Does the production of knowledge in history imply a moral responsibility?" 

"Does the production of knowledge in history imply a moral responsibility?"
"Who's moral code should we use? Our's or the societal norms of the time?"

The insights that the boys bring to this question are both refreshing and sophisticated and are the culmination of a course that grapples with how different learning areas create and share knowledge.

Students have completed their Extended Essays (EE). EE’s are a 4000 word research paper on any topic the boys wish to pursue. This is a great opportunity for boys to develop the necessary skills and self-management to develop a piece of tertiary level research. 

With current interest of our students indicating and opting to complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma), there is a groundswell of support for the challenges and opportunities that this pathway offers our students.  If this opportunity sounds like you please talk to Mr Porter (IB Coordinator) and/or follow the links below for more information.

IBDP Information night presentation

IBDP Subject selection form

IBDP Website