IB Diploma Science Options
Course Outline: Physics is the most fundamental of the experimental sciences, as it seeks to explain the universe itself, from the very smallest particles to the vast distances between galaxies. Students will study mechanics, thermal physics, waves, electricity and magnetism, nuclear and particle physics, and energy production.
Course Outline: Biology is a course which addresses phenomena in Life Sciences. Students identify complexities throughout multiple fields of study but finalize their understanding through the application of connected big ideas. Students will realize the link between the microscopic machinery and the macroscopic systems in all living things.
Course Outline: Chemistry is an experimental science that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills. Students explore some of the chemical principles that form the basis of both our natural environment and the biological systems within it.
(Environmental Systems & Societies)
Course Outline: ESS is an interdisciplinary course which combines knowledge and concepts from both the sciences and humanities. Students explore the causes and consequences of global issues such as biodiversity conservation, climate change, pollution, food production, energy supply, and demography.
Course Outline: Computer Science is a course that allows students to pursue technical or semi-technical careers – business, science, engineering, economics, computer science, etc. Students learn to design and create computer systems to solve both academic exercises and real-world problems. Students will develop an understanding of computational thinking to use experimental and inquiry-based approaches to problem-solving. Exploring real-world problems and analyzing the efficiency of algorithms will be a focus of the course.
Course Outline: Design Technology is the link between innovation and creativity, and exploring the possibilities and constraints associated with products or systems. It is human-centred and focuses on the needs, wants and limitations of the end-user. The course provides students with the knowledge to design and make models, prototypes and products, with a focus on developing an understanding of technology, marketing strategies, clean energy production and global issues. Students get opportunities to design investigations, collect data, develop manipulative skills, analyse results, collaborate with peers and evaluate and communicate their findings.