IB Diploma

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The aim of all International Baccalaureate (IB) programs worldwide is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. As an IB World School, Sunset High School offers a complete spectrum of IB courses and activities, including the IB Diploma program, to assist our students in their accomplishment of both this aim and their personal educational goals.

The IB Diploma Program

The IB Diploma is the most rigorous academic course of study offered to students. To achieve the IB Diploma, students choose a course of study from the six academic subject areas: English Language and Literature, World Language, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics, or the Arts. The Diploma requires students to study at least 3 (and no more than 4) of these subjects at the Higher Level (2-year courses), and 3 (or 2) of the subjects at the Standard Level. Additionally, students must complete a course in the Theory of Knowledge, complete an Extended Essay on a topic of their choice, and complete a portfolio of individually chosen out of classroom creative projects, physical activities, and community service.

Group 1 English Literature: IB Lang & Lit HLI, IB Lang & Lit HL II

Group 2 World Language: IB Spanish SL IB French SL IB Japanese SL

Group 3 Individual And Societies: IB History SL (11th), IB History HL I (11th), IB History HL II (12th), IB Economics SL, IB Social Anthropology SL, IB Psychology SL, IB Business Management HL I, IB Business Management HL II