Choosing IB Courses

Course students are not restricted to taking 3 higher and 3 standard level courses. They may take as many or as few of each as makes sense for their schedule, keeping in mind the graduation credit requirements for St. Mary’s. Course students may take less than 6 IB subjects. Furthermore, they will not be involved in the core subjects (CAS, TOK, EE).

Higher Level Subjects

1. Language A 2. Second Language 3. Individuals in Society
English Literature Japanese B Economics
Japanese French B Asian History
English Language and Literature #Other Language Information Technology (ITGS)
4. Sciences 5. Mathematics 6. Arts/Electives
Biology Mathematics Music
Chemistry Visual Arts
Physics
Design Technology

Standard Level Subjects

1. Language A 2. Second Language 3. Individuals in Society
English Literature Japanese B; Japanese AB Initio Economics
Japanese French B History*
English Language and Literature #Other Language Information Technology (ITGS)
Psychology
4. Sciences 5. Mathematics 6. Arts/Electives
Biology Mathematics Music
Chemistry Mathematical Studies Visual Arts
Physics
Design Technology
Environmental Systems
and Societies
# Other Language: Depending on availability
*History Standard Level is completed in ONE year. Those students progressing to Higher Level will take the SL exam in Year 1, and the HL exam in Year 2.