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 and 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

 

Sixth Form: Register Your Interest

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Westminster Academy: Opportunity

  • 03/5/21 We received some excellent entries for our cake competition! Impressive creations, and and the famous Miss Trunchbull/Bruce Bogtrotter cake look delicious! We can't wait to see students onsite with their books again on Monday! Read more
  • 03/5/21 We're very lucky to have specialists in their fields share their knowledge with our students and ! Thank you to Professor James Jackson for his exciting talk today on the science and history behind earthquakes and how to 'know your faults'. Read more
  • 03/5/21 This week’s HEROes: All 16 of our Y10 interns who benefitted hugely from virtual work experience at Kraft Heinz. They were commended for their ideas, creativity and hard work👍. Congratulations to them and massive thanks to and for making it possible👏👏👏
  • 03/5/21 Douglas Adams’ books are among the few I’ve kept from childhood, despite many international moves. I’m no Simon Jones or Martin Freeman but Arthur Dent is a comfy lockdown character! And a towel is, of course, “massively useful”. Read more
  • 03/4/21 It's exciting to be able to share best practice and discuss all things IB with teachers from around the globe at today's online hub day! Read more
  • 03/4/21 We're looking forward to distributing these wellbeing bags when students are back onsite - thank you ! Read more
  • 03/4/21 Kicking off our for with a great session from ex- teacher Peter Marier about everything IA with teachers from Torquay to Tokyo🌎🔬🌿
  • 03/1/21 On Friday students joined WA students for our Dare to Know lecture - thank you very much to Professor Sarah Stallebrass for the fascinating insights into the technical and environmental aspects of high-rise and underground building in cities! Read more