Students register for either the IB Diploma or the Course

The Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE). Completion of the six subjects and the Core requirement contribute to the award of an IB Diploma.
IB allows you to take 6 subjects, with a minimum of 3 Higher Level (primarily focused towards your career choice) and 3 Standard Level (to keep further related options open). Learners must take one from Group 1-6 or may substitute one from Group 6 with a second subject from any other group.
An interdisciplinary subject meets the requirements of two groups through a single subject. Another subject must then be chosen to meet the requirement of six subjects for the IB Diploma. The additional subject may be chosen from any group, including one already covered by the interdisciplinary subject.
Not all students choose to take the full course load leading to a diploma. Instead, some students choose to take DP subjects only in areas where they have a particular interest or strength. Individual Subject Certificates are awarded on a course-by-course basis to students who choose not to do the full programme. Students who satisfactorily complete a DP course earn a certificate in that subject.


‘Frequently asked questions – Recognition of the IB in India’

The IB Subjects offered at CNS are:

GROUP 1 – Studies in
Language and Literature

• English Language and Literature HL/SL
• English Literature HL/SL

GROUP 2 – Language

• French ab initio
• French B SL/HL
• Hindi B SL/HL
• Spanish ab initio
• Spanish B SL/HL
GROUP 3 – Individuals &

• Economics HL/SL
• Business Management HL/SL
• History HL/SL
• Geography HL/SL
• Psychology HL/SL

GROUP 4 – Sciences
• Physics HL/SL
• Chemistry HL/SL
• Biology HL/SL
• Computer Science HL/SL
• Sports, Exercise and Health Science (SEHS) HL/SL
• Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) SL (Interdisciplinary Group 3 & 4)
GROUP 5 – Mathematics
• Analysis and Approaches HL/SL
• Application and Interpretation HL/SL
GROUP 6 – The Arts
• Visual Arts HL/SL
• Theatre Arts HL/SL

Subject(s) will be offered only if there are a minimum of 5 takers. The school may use its discretion to change / drop a subject.

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