IBDP and MYP Course offerings for the 2024-25 academic year

IBDP Pathways

Students can choose from three graduation pathways all of which lead to earning an LCS high school diploma.  One option is to also pursue the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, the second option is to take a mix of Diploma Programme (DP) courses and LCS high school courses, and the third option is to take only LCS high school courses. Regardless of pathway, students choose six courses from the following categories; all categories are required except the Arts.  To earn the IB Diploma, three courses must be taken at the Higher Level (HL) and three at the Standard Level (SL).

Please note that some course combinations may not be available due to scheduling constraints and that DP online courses may not be available for the LCS pathway.

Questions regarding the IBDP Pathways should be directed to the IBDP Pathways Coordinator - Michael Foxmann (mfoxmann@lincoln.edu.gh).

COURSES: 

English (required for all students)

  • English Language & Literature HL / SL / LCS

One of the following Language-acquisition courses: (Note: ab initio courses are for students with little or no background in the language.)

  • French B HL / SL / LCS
  • French ab initio SL (DP ONLINE only; additional fee required)
  • Spanish B HL / SL / LCS -OR- ab initio SL / LCS
  • Mandarin ab initio SL (DP ONLINE only; additional fee required)
  • A non-IB course through an online course provider

One or two of the following social science / humanities courses:

  • Economics HL / SL / LCS
  • Global Politics HL / SL / LCS
  • Environmental Systems and Societies HL / SL / LCS (can also count a science course)
  • Business Management HL / SL (ONLINE only; additional fee required)
  • Digital Society HL / SL (ONLINE only; additional fee required)
  • Psychology HL / SL (ONLINE only; additional fee required)
  • A non-IB course through an online course provider

One or two of the following science courses:

  • Biology HL / SL
  • Chemistry HL / SL
  • Physics HL / SL
  • Environmental Systems and Societies HL / SL / LCS (can also count a social science course)
  • A non-IB course through an online course provider

One of the following math courses:

  • Math Analysis & Approaches HL / SL / LCS (appropriate for students preparing for university programs in science, engineering, or math; requires greater abstract thinking)
  • Math Applications & Interpretations SL (appropriate for students preparing for university programs in social science, law, or business; includes more real-world connections)
  • LCS Math: Data Science & Financial Mathematics
  • A non-IB course through an online course provider

One of the following arts courses is optional:

  • Visual Arts HL / SL / LCS
  • Film SL (ONLINE only; additional fee required)
  • A non-IB course through Global Online Academy or another online course provider