It is a requirement of the programme that students study at least one subject from group 4.
Six subjects are available:
- computer science
- design technology
- sports, exercise and health science (standard level only)
All of these subjects may be studied at higher level, except sports, exercise and health science.
- Environmental systems and societies - which meets the group 3 and group 4 requirements (see additional subjects section).
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.
DP subject briefs
Our recognition resource and document library has subject briefs for the DP, looking at every subject at both standard and higher level.
The subject briefs cover core requirements, aims and assessment. To find them, open the 'DP subject briefs' panel in the resource and document library.