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Diploma Programme curriculum

Group 4: Sciences

It is a requirement of the programme that students study at least one subject from group 4.

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Six subjects are available:


All of these subjects may be studied at higher level, except sports, exercise and health science.

Interdisciplinary subject

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.

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Read about similar studies in the Middle Years Programme and Primary Years Programme.