Subjects

(Available to all students)


Group One: Language A

English A – Literature HL and SL
English A – Language & Literature HL and SL

German A – Literature HL and SL
German A – Language & Literature HL and SL

Self-Taught Language A – Literature SL
(in the past students have taken Dutch, Italian, Hungarian, Danish, Czech and Spanish as Self Taught courses)

Group Two: Language B and Ab Initio

(Note: it is possible to study a second Group One language instead)

English B - HL and SL
German B - HL and SL
French B - HL and SL
Spanish B - HL and SL
German ab initio - SL

Students choose one subject from each of subject Groups One to Five, and one subject only from subject Groups Six A OR Six B in order to qualify for the IB Diploma; three subjects at Higher Level (HL) and three subjects at Standard Level (SL). Students wishing to have a chance of studying at a German University must follow an IB programme defined by the Standing Conference of Cultural Ministry (the KMK).

Note: Language A is a language at near first language level and at least six years of study is required for a strong linguist to reach this level; Language B is a foreign language requiring 2-5 years prior study; no prior study is allowed for ab initio languages.

Group Three: Individuals and Societies

Business and Management - HL and SL
Economics - HL and SL
Geography - HL and SL
History - HL and SL
IT in a Global Society - HL and SL
*Environmental Science - SL

Group Four: Experimental Sciences

Biology - HL and SL
Chemistry - HL and SL
Physics - HL and SL
*Environmental Science - SL

Group Five: Mathematics

Mathematics - HL
Mathematics - SL
Mathematical Studies - SL

Group Six A: Arts

These are recommended to maintain a balanced curriculum

Music - HL and SL
Theatre Arts - HL and SL
Visual Arts - HL and SL

Group Six B: Electives

These should only be selected if further studies require these options

Bavarian requirements for university study in Germany

Group One and Two

The KMK accepts either of the following:

  • Two languages to be studied at Language A level
  • One language to be studied at Language A and the other a Language B HL subject

Note: Language A - Literature and Language A - Language & Literature are seen as equivalent.

Group Three

Geography - HL and SL
History - HL and SL
Economics - HL and SL

Group Four

Biology - HL and SL
Chemistry - HL and SL
Physics - HL and SL

Group Five

Mathematics - HL
Mathematics - SL

Students wishing to attend German university must study either mathematics or a science subject at higher level (HL).

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