To ensure both breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, we offer a variety of courses (Higher Level and Standard Level) from six groups of subjects prescribed by the International Baccalaureate.
Group 1: Language A: Literature
- English A: Literature HL and SL
- Self-Taught Language A SL
Group 4: Sciences
- Biology HL and SL
- Chemistry HL
- Physics HL
Group 2: Language Acquisition
- French B SL
- Spanish B SL
Group 5: Mathematics
- Mathematics HL and SL
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
- Geography HL and SL
- History HL and SL
Group 6: The Arts
- Visual Arts HL
Course descriptions are available here.
The IB Diploma Programme requires three higher-level courses and three standard-level courses. At Semiahmoo, students are guided along three different pathways. These three suggested course combinations are organized into three different areas of study: Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, and Humanities. The three pathways are available here
In order to receive the IB Diploma, besides the recommended pathways, students must complete core elements - Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and Creativity, Activity and Service Program, which are compulsory and central to the philosophy of the programme.
The IB Diploma Programme assessments: