Diploma Programme curriculum
Group 4: Experimental sciences
It is a requirement of the programme that students study at least one subject from group 4.
Four subjects are available:
- design technology
- Environmental systems and societies - which meets the group 3 and group 4 requirements (see additional subjects section).
All of these subjects may be studied at higher level or standard level.
Students explore the concepts, theories, models and techniques that underpin each subject area and through these develop their understanding of the scientific method.
A compulsory project encourages students to appreciate the environmental, social and ethical implications of science. This exercise is collaborative and interdisciplinary and provides an opportunity for students to explore scientific solutions to global questions.
Sports, exercise and health science is a pilot subject at standard level. It will become a mainstream group 4 subject in 2012 with first examinations in 2014.
Please note that the new computer science course will be part of group 4. Therefore the course information is posted here as well as in group 5 (where it was previously found) to reflect this change.