The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a rigorous college preparatory course of studies that meets the needs of highly motivated secondary school students. Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfil requirements of various national education systems, the diploma model is based on the pattern of no single country but incorporates the best elements of many. It is a deliberate compromise between the specialization required in some national systems and the breadth preferred in others.
The IB Diploma programme is offered in English at LCS. All students who take IB courses are required to take the IB exam at the conclusion of the course. Students may register for individual IB courses or for the full IB diploma.
IB Diploma Subject Requirements
Diploma candidates are required to select one subject from each of six subject groups. Usually three subjects are taken at Higher Level (HL) and three others at Standard Level (SL). Higher Level courses cover 240 teaching hours and Standard Level courses cover 150 teaching hours. Hence, over a two-year period, some subjects are studied in depth and some more broadly. LCS will add or delete courses and offer some courses at HL or SL according to student demand and staff availability.