Wesley College Melbourne Australia
Wesley College Curriculum

International Baccalaureate Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) is a two -year pre-university curriculum for Senior School students, designed and administered by the International Baccalaureate (IB). It leads to examinations that are conducted by the International Baccalaureate Assessment offices in Cardiff, Wales. 

The IB DP is characterised by its: 

  • Academic breadth, depth and rigour which are recognised by universities world-wide 
  • Emphasis on the development of international awareness among students 
  • Attention to developing socially responsible citizens of the world with an awareness of global perspectives 
  • The IB DP is well-suited to students who: 
  • Aspire to tertiary study at a university in Australia or overseas 
  • Are interested in developing their international awareness and intercultural competence 
  • Wish to study a curriculum that combines rigorous academic study with curriculum activities that encourage inquiry, critical thinking, effective communication, risk taking, and social responsibility 
  • Wish to obtain a Senior School qualification that provides direct access to the most prestigious universities around the world

The IB DP curriculum comprises six subject groups. Students must choose one subject from each of Groups 1 to 5. At Wesley College, students not wishing to select a subject from Group 6 may select a sixth subject from any of Groups 1, 2, 3 or 4. 

Group 1
Language A
Group 2
Language B
Group 3
Individuals and
Group 4
Group 5
Group 6
The Arts
Chinese A: Literature Chinese B Business Management (GW only) Biology Mathematics HL Film
English A: Language and Literature English B Economics Chemistry Mathematics SL Music
 English A: Literature French B Environmental Systems and Societies
(SL only)
 (GW only)
Design Technology (SKR only) Mathematical Studies SL Theatre
  German B (GW only) Geography Environmental Systems & Societies
(SL only)
 (GW only)
  Visual Arts 
Japanese B
History Physics    
  Spanish ab initio Information Technology in a Global Society (SKR only) Sports Exercise & Health Science    
    Philosophy  (SKR only)