The Diploma Programme Curriculum
Over a two year period, starting in Grade 11, IB Diploma students study six academic subjects, one from each subject group, although a second group 2-4 subject may supplant group 6. Three subjects are studied at the higher level and three at the standard level. Course students may choose individual IB courses but timetable constraints may impact number of choices. See Student Services.
Bedford Road Collegiate offers the following International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subjects:
Group 1 - Studies in Language and Literature: Language A: Literature (English), HL; *French A, SL: Self Study
Group 2 - Language Acquisition: French B, SL; French ab initio, SL
Group 3 - Individuals and Societies: History, HL
- Group 4 - Sciences: Biology, HL and/or Chemistry, SL
- Group 6 - The Arts: Visual Arts, SL (or Chemistry, SL)
* A BILINGUAL IB Diploma is optional for those students who meet the requirements. Contact Student Services for more information.
IB Diploma students must also fulfill the requirements of the Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course, Creativity,
Activity, Service (CAS) component and the Extended Essay (EE).
ToK encourages students to consider what they know, how they know it and how areas of knowledge overlap. The CAS requirement encourages students to develop their potential in creative and active pursuits as well as to develop a spirit of community service. The EE allows a Diploma candidate to do independent research in a subject and on a topic of interest. A teacher supervisor is assigned. In addition, our IB students have borrowing privileges at the University of Saskatchewan Library .