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IB Diploma candidates must choose one course from each group. It is possible to replace the group 6 course with a second course from groups 1-4. IB courses are o ered at either Higher Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL). Diploma Programme candidates choose 3 HL and 3 SL courses.
In addi on the Diploma Programme has three core requirements that are included to broaden the student’s educa onal experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and understanding.
The Extended Essay (EE) is an in-depth study of a focused topic, normally from one of the student’s six chosen subjects for the IB Diploma. It is intended to promote high-level research and wri ng skills, intellectual discovery and crea vity leading to a major piece of formally presented, structured wri ng of 3500-4000 words.
Students commence work on their extended essay in October of their grade 11 year and submit the  nal essay in November of their grade 12 year.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a course designed to encourage each student to re ect on the nature of knowledge by cri cally examining di erent ways of knowing and di erent kinds of knowledge.
TOK occurs in the second semester of grade 11 and the  rst semester of grade 12
Crea vity, Ac vity, Service (CAS) involves students in a range of ac vi es alongside their academic studies. The three strands of CAS are o en interwoven and can be characterized as:
• Crea vity: exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpre ve product of performance
• Ac vity: physical exer on contribu ng to a healthy lifestyle
• Service: collabora ve and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authen c need
CAS should be both challenging and enjoyable, a personal journey of self-discovery. Students not taking the full IB Diploma also have the op on of taking EE, TOK or CAS.

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