DP Subjects

All DP courses are two-year courses.
For a brief description of each one of the courses go to: IBO 

SL = Standard Level    HL = Higher Level

Group 1
Language A Literature

English A (SL & HL)
Swedish A (SL & HL)
Other Language A (at SL offered as a school supported self-taught language)

Group 2
Language B Acquisition

English B (SL & HL)
Swedish B (ab initio SL, B Standard and Higher Level)

Also if five or more students are interested:

French (ab initio SL, B Standard and Higher Level)
Spanish B (ab initio SL, B Standard and Higher Level)

Group 3
Individuals and Societies

History (SL & HL)
Economics (SL & HL)
Psychology (SL & HL)
Global Politics (SL & HL)

Group 4

Biology (SL & HL)
Chemistry (SL & HL)
Physics (SL & HL)
Environmental Systems and Societies (SL only)

Group 5

Mathematics (HL) = GY11 Matematik 1-5
Mathematics (SL) = GY11 Matematik 1-5
Mathematical Studies (SL) = GY11 Matematik 1-3

Group 6

Visual Arts (SL & HL)
Or a second subject from Group 1 to 4


Theory Of Knowledge (TOK)
Extended Essay (EE)
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)

IB Diploma Programme students study six courses at higher level or standard level. Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 1 to 5.

In addition to the six subjects, students also study the DP Core Subjects:

  • Extended Essay (EE)
  • Theory of Knowledge course (TOK)
  • Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)


  • three of the six subjects are studied at higher lever (HL), representing 240 teaching hours.
  • the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level (SL), representing 150 teaching hours.

To find out more about each subject, use the menu to the right.