IB Diploma Programme

An academically challenging and balanced program of education

Life today in an interconnected, globalized world, requires critical-thinking skills and a sense of international-mindedness, something that International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme students learn to know and understand.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepare students for success at university and life beyond. The program, designed in the late 1960's, has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities. The IB Diploma program:

  • Provides a package of education that balances subject breadth and depth and considers the nature of knowledge across disciplines through the unique theory of knowledge course.
  • Encourages international mindedness in IB students, starting with a foundation in their own language and culture
  • Develops a positive attitude to learning that prepares students for university education.
  • Gains a reputation for its rigorous external assessment with published global standards making this qualification welcomed by universities worldwide.
  • Emphasizes the development of the whole student - physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
At NHS we are pleased to offer eleventh and twelfth grade students the IB program. Each student must present 1 subject from each group 1 through 5. Their sixth course can come from Group 6 or a second subject from groups 1-5. Three subjects are taken at the Higher Level (HL) and three subjects at the Standard Level (SL).

Click on each curriculum area below for a full description.

IB Courses at NHS

List of 7 items.

  • Group 1 (Language A1)

    English A1 - Higher Level
    English A1 - Standard Level
  • Group 2 (Second Language)

    Spanish SL (ab initio)
    Spanish SL
    Spanish HL
    French SL (ab initio)
    French SL
    French HL
    Mandarin SL (ab initio)
  • Group 3 (Individuals and Society)

    History HL
    History SL
    Economics SL
    Environmental Systems & Societies SL
  • Group 4 (Experimental Science)

    Biology HL
    Biology SL
    Chemistry SL
    Environmental Systems & Societies SL
    Physics HL 
  • Group 5 (Math and Computer Science)

    Math Studies SL
    Math SL
    Math HL
    Further Mathematics HL
  • Group 6 (The Arts)

    Visual Arts HL
    Visual Arts SL
  • Core Requirements

    TOK (Theory of Knowledge)
    CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service)
    EE (Extended Essay)
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