At KIS the IB Diploma Program is optional and fully integrated into the US accredited KIS High School Diploma curriculum delivered to grades 11-12.
The IB is a rigorous program which involves studying a minimum of six subjects, three at higher level (HL) and three at standard level (SL). Examination papers are set by the International Baccalaureate and marked externally. Students must also:
The IB Diploma program model indicates the 6 subject areas from which choice of subjects are made. KIS IB Diploma subjects are chosen from each of the following six groups below:
(Studies in Language & Literature)
|English A Language & Literature HL/SL and Korean A SL/HL|
|English B SL, Hindi B SL/HL, Spanish B SL/HL, Spanish Ab SL, German B SL/HL, Korean B SL/HL, French B SL/HL and Tamil B SL|
(Individuals & Societies)
|Business Management SL/ HL, Economics SL/HL, History SL/HL, Psychology SL/HL and World Religion SL|
|Biology SL/HL, Chemistry SL/HL, Physics SL/HL, Environmental Systems and Societies SL and Computer Science SL/HL|
|Math Analysis & Approaches SL / HL and Math Applications & Interpretation SL / HL|
|Visual Arts SL /HL and Theater SL / HL|
Students may take one subject from each of the six groups, or one subject each from Groups 1 – 5 and a second subject from Groups 3 – 4. KIS courses which are available at IB Higher or Standard Level are indicated in the respective department sections of the KIS Curriculum Guide.