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Doubleview, 6018 WA

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Senior Years (11-12)

ISWA offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) curriculum for our senior students in Years 11 and 12 The Diploma Programme is an internationally recognised qualification for university entrance and allows our graduates to choose to study at tertiary institutions in Australia or overseas.  

To ensure both breadth and depth of knowldege and . Students choose three subjects at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL) across six different subjects and the IB Diploma Programme is run over two years and students choose three subjects at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL) across six different subjects and also complete the core requirements. 

Course Guide

The course shown in the table below are offered at both HL and SL unless otherwise stated. Ab inition language courses are for those beginning study of language. Please note that course offerings are subject to maximum and minimum enrollment and that we may alter the courses available depending on demand and capacity. 

Group 1: Language A 

  • English L&L 
  • Self-taught Language A 

Group 2: Language Acquisition 

  • French B 
  • Spanish B 
  • Spanish Ab Initio 

Group 3: Individuals and Societies 

  • History 
  • Economics   
  • ESS (SL only)(can be  considered group 3 or 4) 

Group 4: Sciences 

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics 

Group 5: Mathematics 

  • Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches ( AA  HL and SL) 
  • Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations (AI SL only ) 

Group 6: Arts 

  • Visual Arts 
  • Theatre 

The IB Core

In addition to the six chosen subjects, three core elements: the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Activity, Service – are compulsory and central to the philosophy of the IB programme.  Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a course that links the academic subject areas as well as transcending them and provides an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge.  The extended essay (EE) is a 4000-word essay that provides the valuable experience of completing a research paper. Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) is a programme that involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. 

Please read our Diploma Programme Handbook for more details regarding each subject. 

Contact information: 
Please feel free to contact our DP Coordinator, Mrs Mini Balachandran with any questions you may have about the Diploma Programme at ISWA. 

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Acknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are on, the Whadjuk (Perth region) people and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge, respect and seek to learn from their wisdom, continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. ​