Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate

IBDP - Ecole Lémania

A programme serving personal development

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a two-year programme for students between the ages of 16 and 19.

During the two years of the Diploma Programme, students study six subjects chosen from six subject groups, write a thesis, take a Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course and participate in Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) activities.

Each student must study a minimum of three subjects and a maximum of four subjects at the High Level (HL), with the others to be studied at the Standard Level (SL).

The SL subjects require 150 hours of instruction, while the HL subjects require 240 hours of instruction.

Admission policy

Group 1 - Language and Literature

  • English A Language and Literature (SL/HL)
  • French A Literature (SL/HL)
  • Russian A Literature (SL/HL)
  • Italian A Literature (SL/HL)
  • Spanish A Literature (SL/HL)
  • German A Literature (SL/HL)

Other language (Persan A Lit, Chinese A Lit, Turkish A Lit, Japanese A Lit..) only on demand. Extra fees apply.

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Group 2 - Language Acquisition

  • English B (SL/HL)
  • French B (SL/HL)
  • Italian B (SL/HL)
  • Spanish B (SL/HL)
  • German B (SL/HL)
  • Russian B (SL/HL)
  • French Ab initio SL (for beginners)
  • Spanish Ab initio SL (for beginners)
  • German Ab initio SL (for beginners)
  • Italian Ab initio SL (for beginners)
Language policy

Group 3 - Individuals and Societies

  • Economics (SL/HL) (in English)
  • Business Management (SL/HL) (in English)
  • History (SL/HL) (in English)
  • Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) (SL/HL) (in English)
  • Psychology (SL/HL) (in English)
  • Philosophy (SL) (in English)
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Group 4 - Sciences

  • Biology (SL/HL) (in English)
  • Chemistry (SL/HL) (in English)
  • Physics (SL/HL) (in English)

*Sciences can be taught in French if requested by a minimum of 4 students.

Group 5 - Maths

Mathematics : analysis and approaches (SL/HL) (in English)

Maths can be taught in French if requested by a minimum of 4 students.

Group 6 - Arts

An extra subject chosen in group 1 to 4.

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Mandatory for all, the core

The common core is made up of three parts.

The writing of an Extended Essay on a subject of the student’s choice. It conducts independent research culminating in a 4000-word essay. The dissertation provides students with the opportunity to investigate a topic of personal interest to them that relates to one of the student’s six subjects or to undertake an interdisciplinary approach to a contemporary issue of global importance, drawing on two disciplines of the Diploma Programme.

Courses in Theory of Knowledge (ToK), reflection on knowledge and its domains, cultural approach to knowledge. The ToK asks students to reflect on the nature of knowledge and how we know what we claim to know.

Creativity, Action, Service (CAS): involves students in a range of sports, artistic, social and community activities in parallel with their academic studies. As a result, CAS allows students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development by learning through experience.

Academic honesty policy
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Accessibility - Progress with freedom and support

Here at Lemania College, our aim is to challenge our students, to push them to be passionate and motivated, to make them take responsibility for their own learning, and to give them the best chance of succeeding.

Our teaching and learning framework is the foundation of our success. It helps us motivate our students in two ways.

First, our framework focuses on effective learning – in other words, learning that gets you to your goal as quickly as possible.

Second, it clearly states what we expect from our learners, laying the foundation for a fair and transparent assessment system.

That’s why our teaching and administration staff are constantly looking for ways to improve what they do.

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Ask for a personal advice

Giovanna Crisante, IBDP Coordinator