The ACS (Independent) Integrated Programme offers a wide array of subject combinations with interdisciplinary approaches similar to that of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) which IP students take in their fifth and sixth years.
The overall programme consists of subjects taken from six discipline groups (Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals & Societies, Sciences, Mathematics and the Arts).
At Years 3 & 4, students will offer 8 subjects: 5 compulsory and 3 option subjects.
Mother Tongue Language
1 Science subject
And three other subjects from the following areas:
- Computer Studies – please note that Computer Studies cannot be used in place of a Science subject for Years 3 and 4 promotion. Please refer to the Promotion Criteria in the Student’s Handbook for details.
In addition to the curriculum subjects, students will be engaged in the Discipline of Thought (DOT) course, an Individualised Study Option (ISO) and the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) experience. These have been specially designed to provide coherence with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) where the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, the Extended Essay (EE) and CAS form the core of the IB curriculum model.
Students seeking to pursue a 9th subject must seek approval and show that they have the ability to cope with an additional subject. These following subjects will be offered outside of the curriculum time :
- Foreign Languages