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LDSS DP Course Offerings

​Leamington District Secondary School is a Candidate School for the IB Diploma Programme, which takes place in Grades 11 & 12 in Ontario IB Schools. Pending authorization by the International Baccalaureate Organization, we plan to offer courses in all six subject groups starting in the 2019-2020 school year. ​​Students enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme must take one course from each of the six subject groups. Three courses must be taken at the Higher Level (HL) ​and three at the Standard Level (SL). Higher Level courses extend over three semesters and explore the subject in greater depth compared to Standard Level courses, which extend over two semesters. If two courses are required in one subject group (for example, both Chemistry and Physics are required for a student applying to a Mechanical Engineering university program), students will need to omit the Arts credit. Course offerings are determined by student interest and teacher qualifications. In addition to the six subjects, students pursuing an IB Diploma are required to complete 3 Core components: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), the Extended Essay (EE), and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS). 

Use the links below to learn more about the Diploma Program subject and core elements. Sample student timetables follow the course summaries.

Subject Groups:

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature (English)

Language A: Language and Literature HL

Group 2: Language Acquisition (French)

​Language B: French SL

Group 3: Individuals and Societies

History of the Americas HL

Group 4: Sciences

Chemistry HL

Biology SL Course Summary.pdf

Physics SL

Group 5: Mathematics

Mathematics SL

Mathematical Studies SL

Group 6: The Arts

Theatre HL

The Core

Theory of Knowledge

Extended Essay

Creativity, Activity, Service

Sample Student Timetables

Sample Timetable for an LDSS Diploma Programme Student intending to pursue a univeristy degree in the medical sciences

Year 1 (Gr 11)
Semester 1
Year 1 (Gr 11)
Semester 2
Year 2 (Gr 12)
Semester 1
Year 2 (Gr 12)
Semester 2
HL HistoryHL History/TOKHL History/TOKHL History
SL FrenchSL FrenchSL BiologySL Biology
HL Language & LiteratureSL MathematicsHL Language & LiteratureSL Mathematics​
HL ChemistryHL Language & LiteratureHL ChemistryHL Chemistry

Sample Timetable for an LDSS Diploma Programme Student intending to pursue a univeristy degree in the arts

Year 1 (Gr 11)
Semester 1
Year 1 (Gr 11)
Semester 2
Year 2 (Gr 12)
Semester 1
Year 2 (Gr 12)
Semester 2
HL HistoryHL History/TOKHL History/TOKHL History
SL FrenchSL FrenchSL BiologySL Biology
HL Language & LiteratureSL Math StudiesHL Language & LiteratureSL Math Studies
HL TheatreHL Language & LiteratureHL TheatreHL Theatre​

Time to work on the Extended Essay and Creativity, Activitym Service components is built into the two year schedule.

To learn more about IB Diploma Programme course offerings and requirements, visit Diploma Programme Curriculum​