Example subject choices

Over the course of the two-year IB Diploma Programme, students study six subjects chosen from the six subject groups, complete an extended essay, follow a theory of knowledge (TOK) course, and participate in creativity, action, service(CAS).

Students can choose many varieties of subject options; a small selection of the many combinations chosen by students are shown below.

SL—standard level

HL—higher level

SL Japanese ab initio

SL Spanish A: Literature

SL History

HL Biology

HL Physics

HL Mathematics

HL English A: Literature

HL French B

HL Social and cultural anthropology

HL Chemistry

SL Mathematics

SL Theatre

HL English A: Literature

SL Norwegian A: Literature

HL History

SL Biology

SL Mathematical studies

HL Visual arts

SL Gujarati A: Literature

HL English B

HL Geography

HL Business and management

SL Physics

SL Mathematics

SL English A: Literature

SL French B

HL Economics

HL Chemistry

SL Physics

HL Mathematics

SL Spanish ab initio

HL Norwegian A: Literature

HL German B

HL Geography

SL Biology

SL Mathematics

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.