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. New students to the Diploma Programme may chose from the following subjects:

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: Analysis and approaches
  • Mathematics: Applications and interpretation

Group 6: The arts*

  • Visual Arts
  • Music (note that we are currently exploring the option of offering this subject from August 2019)

* Instead of selecting a Group 6 subject, students have the option of selecting an additional subject from Groups 1-4.

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