IBDP Overview

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme – Overview

Objectives :

1. Strengthen students' international mindedness in times of globalization.
2. Enhance student's competitiveness by widening their career path.
3. Enable students to enter not only local but also world renowned universities.                
4. Equip students with different skills to face global challenges.


Curriculum Structure



Subjects offered at PLK Ngan Po Ling College



Group 1: 

Studies in Language Literature

English A: Language and Literature* Standard Level
Chinese A: Literature / Language and Literature**

Group 2:

Language Acquisition 

English B Higher Level
Chinese B *** Standard Level / Higher Level
  French B ****     Standard Level

Group 3:

Individuals and Societies

Economics Standard Level / Higher Level
Geography Standard Level / Higher Level

Group 4:


Chemistry Standard Level / Higher Level
Physics Standard Level / Higher Level
Biology Standard Level / Higher Level

Group 5:


    Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches     
Mathematics - Applications and Interpretation

Standard Level / Higher Level
Higher Level 

Group 6:


Visual Arts Standard Level / Higher Level

* Students who are exceptionally good at the language would be considered for Higher Level.

** All Chinese students are recommended to do Chinese A in Group 1.

*** Only Non-Chinese students can opt to do Chinese B SL.

**** Only offered to non-Chinese students and they have to complete the GCSE Chinese in Bridging Year Programme.  

Students must take one subject from each of the groups listed above except Group 6. They could choose one more subject from either Group 3 or Group 4 to replace the Group 6 subject. All subjects, which students plan to study in IB Year 1 and Year 2, should be included in the Bridging Year Programme.

At the end of the BYP year, students need to choose 3HL and 3SL subjects.

Diploma students are required to study a course called Theory of Knowledge (TOK), write an Extended Essay (EE) on a topic of their interest and complete the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) component which are the core elements of the IBDP.

No subject can be dropped.