IB Curriculum at A.C. Flora

  • The IB Diploma Programme Curriculum

    The curriculum is made up of the DP core and six subject groups. 

    The three core elements are:

    • Theory of Knowledge (TOK): students reflect on the nature of knowledge
    • The extended essay: a 4000-word research paper
    • Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS): a program that develops the whole student

    The six subject areas are:

    • Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
    • Group 2: Language Acquisition
    • Group 3: Individuals and Societies
    • Group 4: Sciences
    • Group 5: Mathematics
    • Group 6: The Arts

    IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of the five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge and understanding in English, a world language, the social sciences, experimental sciences, and mathematics. Students must also choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 2 through 5.

    Available IB Courses at A.C. Flora for IB Diploma Programme Students

    A.C. Flora offers the following IB courses:

    • The core: Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay and CAS
    • Group 1: IB English Literature HL (required)
    • Group 2: IB French SL, IB German SL, IB Spanish SL
    • Group 3: IB History HL (required), IB Geography HL, IB Psychology SL
    • Group 4: IB Biology SL, IB Biology HL, IB Physics SL, IB Design Technology HL, Environmental Systems and Societies SL
    • Group 5: IB Math Applications and Interpretation SL, IB Math Analysis and Approaches SL, IB Math Analysis and Approaches HL
    • Group 6: IB Visual Arts SL, IB Visual Arts HL, IB Theatre SL, IB Theatre HL, IB Dance SL, IB Dance HL

    Our Higher Level (HL) courses

    Our teachers have prepared short video descriptions of the HL courses we offer at A.C. Flora.  You may click on the links below to learn more about our HL course offerings.

    English Literature HL

    History HL

    Geography HL

    Biology HL

    Math Analysis and Approaches HL and other Math options

    Theatre HL

    Dance HL

    Design Tech HL

    Visual Arts HL

    You may also read about the HL course offerings that are published in the Richland One course catalog. Click HERE to view a summary of our HL courses.

    What is the theory of knowledge (TOK) course?

    • TOK encourages students to think about knowledge, to reflect on the process of learning in all their subjects, and to see and understand the connections between them.

    What is Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)?

    • As the name suggests, CAS engages students in experiences that focus on three areas: creativity, activity and service. Students are encouraged to undertake experiences that interest them and help them develop areas of the IB learner profile.  Over the course of study, students also complete a CAS project. 
    • For more information, please click HERE to read about CAS.

    What is the extended essay (EE)?

    The extended essay is the result of independent research on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with a supervisor in the school.  Students work approximately 40 hours to produce a formal piece of sustained academic writing containing no more than 4,000 words.  At the end of the EE process, students turn in their work to the IB to be graded.