Admission to the DBS G11 IB Diploma Program

A limited number of spaces may be available for direct entry into our G11 IBDP for external applicants who demonstrate the attainments and capabilities of rising G11s from the DBS Bridging Program.

Applicants will take an age-appropriate Writing and Reading English assessment to demonstrate that they are capable of engaging with an English Medium IB Curriculum. A Chinese/French and Mathematics admissions exercise will also be administered.

The IBDP is very demanding academically, in terms of level of commitment, time and effort required from the student. Applicants who do not meet all of the entry requirements may be considered suitable for Year 11 entry as a Diploma Courses student. This decision will be made on a case-by-case basis by the IB Diploma Coordinator. Students will be counseled on the correct choice of either full Diploma status or Courses status during the Admissions procedure, however, the School reserves the right to accept or reject any application at its discretion.

During the admissions process we will offer guidance and support to students when they make their subject choices and subject levels; however, students should initially refer to the IB subject guide for specific subject requirements, before making their initial choices.

The table below indicates the subjects which will be available given changes will be made subject to demand and availability of teachers.

Group Subjects available for G11 IBDP or Diploma Courses students
1 Language A- Studies in Language and Literature
English Literature (HL or SL), English Language and Literature (SL),
Chinese Literature (HL or SL), Chinese Language and Literature (HL or SL).
2 Language B – Language Acquisition
French B (HL or SL), Chinese B (HL or SL)
OR a second Language A subject
3 Individuals and Societies
History (HL or SL), Psychology (HL or SL), Economics (HL or SL).
4 Experimental Sciences
Biology (HL or SL), Chemistry (HL or SL), Physics (HL or SL).
5 Mathematics
Mathematics (HL or SL), Mathematical studies (SL).
6 Arts and Electives
Music (HL or SL), Visual Arts (HL or SL)
OR a second subject from Groups 3, 4 or 5.

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