IBDP Subjects

For the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at SISHK, in addition to fulfilling the core components (TOK, EE and CAS), all students will study the following subjects (one from each):

  • Group 1 : Language and Literature
  • Group 2 : Language Acquisition
  • Group 3: Individuals and Societies
  • Group 4 : Sciences
  • Group 5 : Mathematics
  • Group 6 : Arts


There are some exceptions to the above rule:

  • If a student chooses two subjects from Group 1, they can omit a subject in Group 2. In this case, they will qualify for the IB Bilingual Diploma if they do well in these subjects.
  • A student can choose to replace a subject in Group 6 with a choice from either Group 3 or 4.
  • A student must at least offer Chinese B HL or higher if he/she has achieved a high level of proficiency in Chinese language education at the IGCSE examinations. In this case, he/she can choose to offer Chinese B HL as the fourth HL subject.

IBDP Subject Choices

These are the subject that are currently offered in the school. The class confirmation is subjected to the demand of a subject class (with at least 3 students choosing to offer the subject and the level).

  Group 1: Language and Literature
  • Chinese A Language and Literature (HL/SL)
  • English A Language and Literature (HL/SL)
  • English A Literature (HL/SL)
Group 2: Language Acquisition
  • Chinese B (HL/SL)
  • Mandarin ab Initio
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
  • Economics (HL/SL)
  • Geography (HL/SL)
  • History (HL/SL)
  • Information Technology in a Global Society (HL/SL)
Group 4: Sciences
  • Biology (HL/SL)
  • Chemistry (HL/SL)
  • Computer Science (HL/SL)
  • Physics (HL/SL)
Group 5: Mathematics
  • Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (HL/SL)
  • Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations (HL/SL)
Group 6: The Arts
  • Music (HL/SL)
  • Visual Arts (HL/SL)

Note: The class is only confirmed if there are at least 3 students who are offering the level and subject.