The DP curriculum is the best preparation for those who are moving onto further education as it produces young adults with a broad academic base, inquiring minds and diverse social interests. It is respected by leading universities across the globe.
The IBDP Curriculum model consists of six subject groups and a core programme.
IB diploma students are required to study six subjects chosen from the six subject groups concurrently for two years. A student has to take at least one subject from each group except for group six (arts and electives), which allows the option of taking another subject from groups 1 – 4.
At least three (no more than four) subjects are taken at higher level (240 teaching hours), while the other subjects are taken at standard level (150 teaching hours). The choice of SL and HL courses is based on students’ interests, strengths, and future plans.
Subjects offering at WASS
Over the course of the two-year IB Diploma Programme, students study six subjects chosen from the five subject groups, complete an Extended Essay, follow a Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, and participate in Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS).
(Group 1) Studies in Language and Literature
- English A: Language and Literature – Higher Level (HL)
- English A: Language and Literature – Standard Level (SL)
- Vietnamese A: Language and Literature – Higher Level (HL)
- Vietnamese A: Language and Literature – Standard Level (SL)
(Group 2) Language Acquisition
- English B – Standard Level (SL)
- English B – Higher Level (HL)
- French ab initio – Standard Level (SL)
(Group 3) Individuals and Societies
- Business Management – Higher Level (HL)
- Business Management – Standard Level (SL)
(Group 4) Experimental Sciences
- Biology – Higher Level (HL)
- Biology – Standard Level (SL)
- Chemistry – Higher Level (HL)
- Chemistry – Standard Level (SL)
(Group 5) Mathematics
- Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation – Higher Level (HL)
- Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations – Standard Level (SL)
(Group 6) Arts :
Each IB subject is assessed on a scale of 1 – 7 with a score of 4 considered a “passing grade”. This score is calculated based on a combination of internal and external assessments throughout the Year 11 – 12.
Each subject is graded from 1 – 7 and the combination of TOK and the Extended Essay can contribute up to 3 points to the Diploma. A student can be awarded up to 45 points.
From Year 11, students have options to prepare for their educational pathway.
Students are given the option to continue with the program of Vietnamese Ministry of Education combined with the EAP (English for Academic Purposes) program to gain the required language foundation and skills or transfer to the Western Australian Certificate of Education program (WACE) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).