The Diploma Programme Curriculum
Over a two year period, IB Diploma students study six (6) academic subjects, one from each group,
although a second group 4 subject may supplant group 6. Three (3) subjects are studied at the higher
level and three (3) at the standard level.
In September 2015, Aden Bowman Collegiate is offering the following International Baccalaureate
Diploma Programme subjects:
Group 1 – Language A: Language and Literature (HL)
Group 2 – Language Acquisition: German B, German ab initio (SL)
Group 3 – Individuals and Societies: History (HL)
Group 4 – Sciences: Biology (HL); Physics (SL)
Group 5 – Mathematics: Math (SL)
Group 6 – The Arts: Visual Arts (SL)
IB Diploma students must also fulfill the requirements of the Theory of Knowledge (ToK), Creativity,
Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE). ToK encourages students to consider what they
know, how they know it and how areas of knowledge are connected and interdependant. The EE allows
a Diploma candidate to do independent research in a subject and topic of interest.
The CAS requirement encourages students to develop their potential in creative and active pursuits as
well as to develop a spirit of community service. Click here for a printable brochure in pdf format and a
detailed list of course descriptions.
Students who are interested in IB (grades 7 – 10) should contact the school. It is important to be aware
of the course options that will satisfy the pre-requisites for the IB Diploma Programme.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Curriculum Model
Aden Bowman Collegiate IB Diploma Programme Brochure