Subjects

Legacy School is accredited with the International Baccalaureate to offer Diploma Program for grades 11 and 12.

The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education, with final examinations, that prepares students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and in life beyond. It is a curriculum framework designed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) for students in the last two years of high school. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.

Through the DP, schools are able to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge. Students are expected to pursue six subjects from six groups (three at standard Level and three at higher level). Students must choose at least one subject from the five groups and either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.

Group 1Group 2Group 3
Studies in Language and LiteratureLanguage AcquisitionIndividuals and Societies
Group 4Group 5Group 6
SciencesMathematicsThe Arts
Core
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Extended Essay (EE)
Creativity Activity Service (CAS)

Subjects offered at Legacy School*:

  • Choose one subject from each block
  • Choose 3 subjects from Higher Level (HL) and 3 from Standard Level (SL)
  • All Diploma candidates are required to study the Core: Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and Creativity Activity and Service.
Block 1
(First Language)
Block 2
(Language Acquisition)*
Block 3Block 4Block 5Block 6
English Lang and Lit (HL)French B (SL)Mathematics (HL)Economics (HL)Business Management (HL)Psychology (HL)
English Lang and Lit (SL)French ab initio (SL)Mathematics (SL)Economics (SL)Business Management (SL)Psychology (SL)
Spanish B (SL)Biology (HL)Chemistry (HL)Physics (HL)
Spanish ab initio (SL)Biology (SL)Chemistry (SL)Physics (SL)
Hindi (SL)Visual arts (HL)Environmental Systems and Societies (SL)
Visual arts (SL)

In addition to the disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the DP features three Core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills:

  • The extended essay (EE) requires students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a research question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying. The world studies EE option allows students to focus on a topic of global significance, which they examine through the lens of at least two DP subjects.
  • Theory of knowledge (TOK) develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowledge and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
  • Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is an experiential learning component of the DP. Students complete a wide variety of extracurricular, community service and athletic options to fulfil this requirement.