IB International Baccalaureate

The IB programme is a two-year educational programme for students aged 16–19 that provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education, and is recognised by universities worldwide. It stresses developing students’ aptitude and critical thinking skills, therefore helping them adapt to the learning environment in further education.

Course Structure

Students study one subject from each of the following six groups, in which at least three of them must be at the higher level.

Group 1
Language and Literature

Group 2
Language Acquisition

Group 3
Individuals and Societies
History, Geography, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, etc.

Group 4
Experimental Sciences
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.

Group 5
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science etc.

Group 6
The Arts
Visual Arts, Music, Dramatic Arts or any third language

Apart from the academic studies, students are required to complete a research report as well as taking part in extra-curricular activities and community services

Extended Essay (EE)
a 4000-word essay on a self-selected topic.

Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
a 1200 to 1600-word essay on a specified topic.

Creativity, Action and Service (CAS)
Minimum obtainment is pass.

Course Features

Qualification internationally recognised means students may apply for prestigious institutions in most countries.
In comparison to GCE A-levels, IB is better recognised in the United States.


Maximum mark of each subject is 7. With 3 extra marks from EE and TOK, full mark is 45.

Academic Requirement

HK Student – Completed F.5

Malaysian Student – Completed F.5

English Requirement

IELTS 5.5 or above