Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
English A Language and Literature (Required)
Norwegian A Literature
Group 2: Language Acquisition
Group 3: Individuals and Society
Global Politics (Required)
History (SL only)
Group 4: Sciences
Physics (SL only)
Group 5: Mathematics
Analysis and Approaches (SL only)
Approaches and Interpretations (SL only)
Group 6: The Arts
Visual Arts (conditional)
The Diploma Core is TOK, EE and CAS.
The Diploma Core:
Theory of Knowledge
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a required course. The course is unique in the way that itis specifically designed to develop critical thinking skills, and to reflect on what we know and the implications knowledge has. There are two assessments that occur in the second year, the TOK exhibition and the TOK essay. Here are a few examples of the types of questions we aim to answer:
- Who owns knowledge?
- Why do we seek knowledge?
- Are some things unknowable?
- How can we be certain what we know is true?
Creativity, Action, Service
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) encourages students to strike a balance outside of school and to find out what it is they truly love to do. The DP encourages students to engage in weekly activities that help them grow outside of academics.
Examples of CAS:
- Making a cookbook
- Art Club
- Writing movie reviews
- Playing football
- Organizing a beach clean-up
- Volunteering with Rødt Kors
- Volunteering with Playmakers Arendal
The Extended Essay (EE)is a 4,000 word research paper that is carried out by the student with supervision and support from a relevant subject teacher. The student decides the subject and line of inquiry for their essay and will have several months to plan, research, development, write and revise their essay.
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