Diploma Program (DP)

Students will choose from the IB Lamar DP Course Offerings listed below:

Group 1 - Studies in Language and Literature

  • Literature in English HL (All IB Lamar Students must enroll in this course)
Group 2 - Language Acquisition 
  • Spanish Language B SL or HL
  • French Language B SL or HL
  • Language and Literature in Spanish SL
Group 3 - Individuals and Societies 
  • History HL (All IB Lamar Students must enroll in this course)
  • Philosophy SL or HL
  • Psychology SL or HL
Group 4 - Sciences
  • Biology SL or HL
  • Chemistry SL or HL
  • Physics SL or HL
  • Environmental Systems and Societies SL
Group 5 - Mathematics
  • Math Studies SL
  • Mathematics SL or HL
  • Further Mathematics HL
Group 6 - The Arts
  • Theater SL or HL
  • Visual Arts SL or HL
The IB program is a rigorous program presenting students with challenging courses across six subject areas. Therefore, all teachers and all courses set high expectations that our diploma recipients have all met.  Here is a list of some of those requirements:

1. All students will take six IB Diploma Programme courses from each of the DP Subject Groups—3-4 higher level courses (240 hours of instruction) and 2-3 standard level courses (150 hours of instruction).  

All courses are assessed in May with IB examinations known as Paper 1, 2, or 3.  All May papers are graded by examiners in various locations throughout the world, and students will earn a 1-7 grade for each course.

2. During the HL/SL classes, students will have both external and internal assessments to complete for each course.  The assessments for each course have their own requirements and specified deadlines. 
3. Each student is required to  Theory of Knowledge class during their senior year. The IB Assessment for TOK includes an essay as well as a TOK oral presentation.                                                                                    

4. The students research and write their extended essay of 3000-4000 words, beginning the end of the junior year and due in the Fall of their senior year.  They will have a faculty mentor who will offer suggestions and assess the paper based on established deadlines.

5. Each student has a CAS program to complete during the two-year Diploma Programme.

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DP Exam Schedule

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