International Baccalaureate

IB PROGRAMME

Kambala inspires academic excellence through its choice of learning pathways where girls can achieve either the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or the HSC.

What is the IB Programme?

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Kambala became an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in 2010. 

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two-year integrated course for students seeking a globally endorsed matriculation alternative to the NSW Higher School Certificate. Widely recognised as effective preparation for the independent style of learning required for university study, the IB Diploma offers a broad curriculum of six subjects, which are chosen from the subject groups below.

Students select one subject from each of Groups 1–5, and a sixth from one of Groups 2, 3, 4 or 6. The ab initio languages in Group 2 are beginner-level courses for which no prior knowledge of the language is required.

Subjects presently offered at Kambala in each group are:

  • Group 1: English
  • Group 2: French, Mandarin, Japanese, Latin, Spanish ab initio
  • Group 3: Economics, History, Psychology, Global Politics
  • Group 4: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Design Technology
  • Group 5: Mathematics, Mathematical Studies
  • Group 6: Music, Visual Arts

Additionally, IB Diploma students complete mandatory core requirements of an independently researched Extended Essay, a Theory of Knowledge course and a program of Creativity, Action and Service. Making connections between core elements and their other subjects ensures that the student is central to the IB educational philosophy, which encourages responsibility, initiative and reflection.

Students who are independent learners with an enquiring, open-minded approach to global diversity, a desire to create a better and more peaceful world and who strive to achieve a balanced intellectual, physical and emotional wellbeing in their personal lives are ideal candidates for this international course of study.

Visit the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme website.