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International Baccalaureate Program



The International Baccalaureate


The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepare high school students for success at university and life beyond.


The International Baccalaureate Mission Statement


“The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.


To this end, the organization works with school, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.


These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”


The IB Learner Profile


In addition to the Mission Statement, the IB Organization has established ten Learner Profiles that as IB learners, IB students should strive to be:












For more details about the individual learner profiles, see:



The Outcomes of an IB Education


The IB Programme is taught over two years, beginning in Grade 11, and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. Since the late 1960s, the programme has:

       Provided a package of education that balances subject breadth and depth, and considers the nature of knowledge across disciplines through the unique theory of knowledge course

       Encouraged international-mindedness in IB students, starting with a foundation in their own language and culture

       Developed a positive attitude to learning that prepares students for university education

       Gained a reputation for its rigorous external assessment with published global standards, making this a qualification welcomed by universities worldwide

       Emphasized the development of the whole student—physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.


The curriculum: IB Diploma Programme


Diploma Programme candidates are required to study six subjects and a programme core. Specialization is provided by requiring at least three [no more than four] of the six subjects to be studied at HL. Breadth is provided by studying three subjects [two if four HL subjects are taken] at standard level (SL).


Students choose courses from the following subject groups:

       Group 1: Studies in language and literature

o   English A: Literature

o   French A: Language and Literature

o   Chinese A: Language and Literature

       Group 2: Language acquisition

o   French B

o   Chinese B

o   Japanese ab initio

o   Japanese B

       Group 3: Individuals and societies

o   Geography

o   History

o   Psychology

       Group 4: Sciences

o   Biology

o   Chemistry

o   Physics

       Group 5: Mathematics

       Group 6: The arts

o   Film

o   Theatre

o   Visual Arts


Students may opt out of Group 6 to study an additional sciences, individuals and societies, or languages course. For more detailed descriptions of the IB courses offered at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, see the PDF attachments below.


The core of the Diploma Programme consists of the theory of knowledge (TOK), the extended essay (EE) and creativity, activity, service (CAS).

       TOK provides a forum for discussion, reflection and instruction that considers the nature of human knowledge and supports the development of interdisciplinary understanding.

       The EE provides the opportunity to investigate an academic research question of individual interest and in the process to develop the independent research and writing skills expected for further education.

       Participation in the school’s CAS programme broadens the educational experience by expecting students to be involved in creative, physical and service activities.


The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School


Group 1:

Language A - Lang and Lit SL.pdfLanguage A - Lang and Lit SL.pdf

Language A - Literature HL.pdfLanguage A - Literature HL.pdf

Language A - Literature SL.pdfLanguage A - Literature SL.pdf

Language A Lang and Lit HL.pdfLanguage A Lang and Lit HL.pdf

Group 2: 

 Language B HL.pdfLanguage B HL.pdf

Group 3:

Geography HL and SL.pdfGeography HL and SL.pdf

History HL.pdfHistory HL.pdf

History SL.pdfHistory SL.pdf

Psychology HL.pdfPsychology HL.pdf

Psychology SL.pdfPsychology SL.pdf

Group 4:

Biology HL.pdfBiology HL.pdf

Biology SL.pdfBiology SL.pdf

Chemistry HL.pdfChemistry HL.pdf

Chemistry SL.pdfChemistry SL.pdf

Physics HL.pdfPhysics HL.pdf

Physics SL.pdfPhysics SL.pdf

Group 5:

Mathematics HL.pdfMathematics HL.pdf

Mathematics SL.pdfMathematics SL.pdf

Group 6:

Visual arts HL.pdfVisual arts HL.pdf

Visual arts SL.pdfVisual arts SL.pdf

Film Studies HL and SL.pdfFilm Studies HL and SL.pdf



Application Forms

Applications forms will be made available here on Friday, 11 January 2019 after the IB Information Night on Thursday, 10 January 2019.


Parents and Students: Please attend the IB Information Night at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in the Auditorium at 7:00pm on Thursday, 10 January 2019. 

Applications are now live!


FOR CURRENT PRELUDE STUDENTS: Application for Admission 2019 - for current Prelude ONLY.pdfApplication for Admission 2019 - for current Prelude ONLY.pdf


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​FOR NON-PRELUDE STUDENTS: IB Diploma - Application for Admission 2019.pdfIB Diploma - Application for Admission 2019.pdf