IB Subject Briefs

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature (Class of 2020)

*IBO has not posted subject briefs for Class of 2021

Language and Literature HL

Language and Literature SL

Group 2: Language Acquisition (Class of 2020 & 2021)

Spanish ab Initio SL

Group 3: Individuals & Societies (Class of 2020 & 2021)

History SL

History HL

Global Politics SL

Global Politics HL

Group 4: Science (Class of 2020 & 2021)

Biology HL

Biology SL

Group 5: Maths

Formal IB subject briefs are not yet available as this course is being offered for the first time in 2019-20.  Subject descriptions from our friends in the Lower Merion School District are linked.

Mathematics: Analysis and approaches HL

Mathematics: Analysis and approaches SL

This course will be offered at both SL and HL. It is designed for students who enjoy developing their mathematics to become fluent in the construction of mathematical arguments and develop strong skills in mathematical thinking. They will explore real and abstract applications, sometimes with technology, and will enjoy the thrill of mathematical problem solving and generalization.

Mathematics: Applications and interpretation SL

This course will be offered at SL for students who are interested in developing their mathematics for describing our world, modelling and solving practical problems using the power of technology. Students who take Mathematics: Applications and interpretation will be those who enjoy mathematics best when seen in a practical context.

Group 6: Arts (Class of 2020 & 2021)

Film HL

Film SL

Visual Arts HL

Visual Arts SL


Theory of Knowledge

Creative, Activity, Service (CAS)

Extended Essay (EE)