DP Subject Groups

Your son or daughter will select one subject from each subject area. Three subjects are taken at standard level and three are taken at higher level. Subjects taken at the higher level require 240 teaching hours while subjects taken at the standard level require 150 teaching hours.

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature

  • English
  • Dutch
  • School Supported Self Taught Language – Literature A

Group 2: Language acquisition

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Spanish

Group 3: Individuals and societies

  • History
  • Environmental Systems and Societies
  • Economics

Group 4: Experimental sciences

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Systems and Societies

Group 5: Mathematics and computer science

  • Mathematics, Standard Level
  • Mathematical Studies

Group 6: The arts*

  • Visual Arts

*Instead of selecting Visual Arts from Group 6, your son or daughter has the option to select an extra subject from any one of the other groups.

At ISB, we also offer the opportunity to replace one of the courses with an online course by Pamoja Education.