Three subjects are chosen at Higher Level (HL), the others at Standard Level (SL). Students are able to make their choices flexibly, this means they can decide which subjects to study more deeply with a view to future university attendance. The Higher Level subjects are studied more deeply and extensively than those at Standard Level.
At both levels, various skills are developed, especially those of critical thought and analysis. At the end of the course, students’ achievements are evaluated by means of external examinations, Many subjects also involve tasks that are internally assessed by the teachers and externally moderated by the International Baccalaureate.