The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two-year integrated course for students seeking a globally endorsed matriculation alternative to the NSW Higher School Certificate. Widely recognised as effective preparation for the independent style of learning required for university study, the IB Diploma offers a broad curriculum of six subjects, which are chosen from the subject groups below.
Students select one subject from each of Groups 1-5, and a sixth from one of Groups 2, 3, 4 or 6. The ab initio languages in Group 2 are beginners’ level courses for which no prior knowledge of the language is required.
Subjects presently offered at Kambala in each group are:
- Group 1 English
- Group 2 French, Mandarin, Japanese, Latin, Spanish ab initio.
- Group 3 Economics, History, Psychology and from 2017, Global Politics
- Group 4 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Design Technology
- Group 5 Mathematics, Mathematical Studies
- Group 6 Music, Visual Arts
Additionally, IB Diploma students complete mandatory core requirements of an independently researched Extended Essay, a Theory of Knowledge course, and a program of Creativity, Action and Service. Making connections between core elements and their other subjects ensures that the student as learner is central to the IB educational philosophy, which encourages responsibility, initiative and reflection.
Students who are independent learners, with an enquiring, open-minded approach to global diversity, a desire to create a better and more peaceful world, and who strive to achieve a balanced intellectual, physical and emotional well-being in their personal lives, are ideal candidates for this international course of study.
Back to top Kambala has been an authorised International Baccalaureate World School since 2010.