International Baccalaureate

IB logo We are an accredited International Baccalaureate Diploma School. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program reflects our concern for increasing global awareness and intellectual rigour, and provides opportunities for all students to achieve the highest levels of academic growth of which they are capable.

The IB Diploma Programme is highly regarded by universities in Australia and throughout the world. Taught in approximately 1500 schools world-wide, the IB Diploma gives direct access to the most prestigious universities around the world. It is similar in depth and scope to British GGE ‘A’ Levels, the French Baccalaureate and U.S. Advanced Placement.

The Diploma is a two-year, pre-university certificate for senior students, administered from the International Baccalaureate Offices in Geneva and Cardiff and examined by an international body of examiners representing many countries and cultural traditions.

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Click this link for a guide to the IB Diploma Programme; IBDP Curriculum Handbook 2020

Please click this link for the Senior School Subject Expo Guide; IBDP Subject Expo Presentation 2020

All students undertaking the IB Diploma Programme choose subjects from the following subject groups:

Group 1:
Language & Literature

The study of literature in the student’s first language or the language of instruction of the school, including the study of world literature. Most students at Princes study English A1 Literature or Chinese A1 Literature.

Group 2:
Language Acquisition

A second language other than the student’s first language. We offer Chinese B, French B, Italian B, English B and Spanish ab initio (beginners). Other languages may be available through negotiation with the IBDP Coordinator.

Group 3:
Individuals & Societies

Economics, History, Geography.

Group 4:
Experimental Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Physics; Sports, Exercise and Health Science; Design Technology.

Group 5:

Mathematics: analysis and approaches; Mathematics: applications and interpretations.

Group 6:
Arts or Free Choice

Film, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, or additional subject from Group 3 or 4.

Our IB Diploma students consistently achieve results equalling the best around the world; they have been outstandingly successful in entering top-ranking universities in a wide range of courses, including engineering, medicine, commerce and law.

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