DP Course Offerings

Language & Literature

Each course offered in Studies of Language and Literature is designed to develop the students’ writing, speaking, and analytical skills concerning literature in their first language as well as to develop an appreciation for that language's literature through finding and creating connections between literature and life.

Language Acquisition

Language Acquisition aims to promote an understanding of another culture through the study of a second language which entails acquiring a language system and applying it in four active and interrelated ways: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Understanding ideas, and expressing them clearly and convincingly, demands an awareness of the cultural characteristics of the audience.

Individuals & Societies

Individuals & Societies provides for the development of a critical appreciation of human experience and behaviour, including the varieties of physical, economic, and social environments that people inhabit along with the history of social and cultural institutions. Students hone their capacity to critically evaluate theories, concepts, and arguments relating to the nature and activities of individuals and societies.


In the Experimental Sciences, students explore the concepts, theories, models and techniques that underpin each subject and through these develop their understanding of the scientific method. A compulsory collaborative and interdisciplinary project encourages students to appreciate the environmental, social and ethical implications of science while providing an opportunity to explore scientific solutions to global questions.


Two different Mathematics courses offer students opportunities to focus on real and abstract mathematical problem solving while strengthening skills in either mathematical thinking or the application of mathematics to the real world.

The Arts

The Visual Arts course welcomes students who want to pursue the arts in higher education and those who seek life enrichment through the arts. It is a thought-provoking course in which students develop analytical skills in problem-solving and divergent thinking, while simultaneously working towards technical proficiency and confidence as art-makers.