The IB Diploma Programme

Ib world school logo 2 colourWestminster Academy is proud to offer the internationally acclaimed IB Diploma. Studied in almost 5000 schools, 158 countries and recognised by universities across the world, the Diploma is widely seen as a symbol of academic integrity and intellectual rigour.

The appeal of the IB Diploma is based on the philosophy of the programme; foreign languages, international-mindedness and service learning are combined with a sustained focus on thinking skills, academic writing and subject specific rigour. It is a challenging programme, but each year we see our IB Diploma graduates leave WA as mature, resilient, knowledgeable, principled and capable individuals, well prepared for the challenges of studying at university.

Students study six subjects (one from each of the disciplines below) to achieve a well-balanced curriculum. Three subjects are taken at higher level (HL) and the other three at standard level (SL).  Higher Level subjects include a wider range of modules to allow students to study the course in more detail and develop more specialised knowledge.

Curriculum

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Course module structure

Group 1

English Literature
English Language and Literature

Group 2

Spanish
Spanish Ab Initio
French
German
German Ab Initio
Arabic

Group 3

Business Management
Geography
History

Group 4

Biology
Environmental Systems and Societies
Physics

Group 5

Maths
Maths Studies

Group 6

Chemistry
Economics
Film
Visual Art

The IBDP Core

CAS
Extended Essay
Theory of Knowledge

 

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Westminster Academy: Opportunity

  • 10/22/21 It's been a busy Term 1 at WA so we wish our students and staff a very happy and restful half term break! Read more
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  • 10/20/21 Brilliant conversations around and relationships with today, thanks to the amazing team of sixth form teachers! Read more
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  • 10/19/21 Today two of Westminster Academy's Vice Principals shared their model of teacher-led professional collaboration (#IB Hub Days) at the Global Conference. Thank you to all the brilliant, engaged participants who joined for the session! Read more