Academy International Private High School for students 14-19

IB Diploma

The International Baccalaureate® Diploma is a world-renowned qualification for students who seek a broad and challenging curriculum that helps them develop all the skills needed for success at university. Thanks to EF Academy’s unmatched internationalism, our students live the IB ethos every single day.

IB Overview

  • ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

    Completion of Grade 10 with grades A-C

  • ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

    IELTS 5.5 or 52/70 on
    the EF English Test

  • LOCATIONS

    New York, U.S. 
    Torbay, UK 
    Oxford, UK

  • PROGRAM LENGTH

    2 years (6 terms)

  • Exams

    Written examinations and internal assessments throughout the 2-year program; IB Diploma awarded for successful completion of all course requirements

IB DIPLOMA CURRICULUM

The International Baccalaureate® curriculum includes six subjects and three “core” requirements. You will take six classroom courses from qualified IB teachers, ensuring breadth of knowledge in languages, social studies, science, mathematics and the arts. The program develops critical thinking, active participation, research and writing skills, which will prepare you for the types of assignments you will receive at university.

IB COURSES TAUGHT AT EF ACADEMY

You will select a total of six subjects from across at least five of the following subject groups.

FIRST LANGUAGE: English, German, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
SECOND LANGUAGE: English, French, French ab initio, German ab initio, Mandarin ab initio, Spanish, Spanish ab initio
INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES: Business & Management, Economics, Geography, History, IT in a Global Society, Philosophy, Psychology
SCIENCE: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Systems & Societies, Physics
MATHEMATICS: Mathematics, Mathematical Studies, Further Mathematics
ARTS: Film, Music, Theater, Visual Arts

IB DIPLOMA “CORE” REQUIREMENTS

IB Diploma students will enhance their studies by completing these three elements.

IB DIPLOMA VS. IB CERTIFICATE

*All EF Academy students who successfully complete their high school studies at our U.S. campus will automatically be awarded a nationally recognized New York State High School Diploma in addition to their IB qualification.