IB Diploma Program

Pinewood has offered the IB Diploma Programme since 1999. The language of instruction is English and all classes are taught by experienced teachers, who regularly attend IB teacher workshops in order to keep up with the developments in their subject area. Pinewood IB classes are small in size, allowing students to receive individual attention.

IB students at Pinewood have the choice between the following two courses of study:

IB Diploma Program Structure:

Students choose one subject from each of the following groups:

  • Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
  • Group 2: Language Acquisition
  • Group 3: Individuals and Societies
  • Group 4: Sciences
  • Group 5: Mathematics
  • Group 6: The Arts / Elective

(3 subjects are studied at Higher Level and 3 subjects at Standard Level.)

  • Theory of Knowledge (ToK): An interdisciplinary course that explores the nature of knowledge across disciplines.
  • Extended Essay: A 4,000 word research paper, on a topic of the student’s individual interest.
  • Creativity-Activity-Service (CAS): Participation in artistic activities, sports and community work, fostering students’ awareness and appreciation of life beyond academics.
  • Assessment: Final IB examinations at the end of the programme in May of the second year and Internal assessment tasks for each subject during the two years of study.

IB Diploma courses at Pinewood

The following courses are offered at standard level (SL) or higher level (HL):

Group 1: Language and Literature 

  • English A – Language and Literature (SL/HL)
  • Modern Greek A – Language and Literature (SL/HL)

Group 2: Language Acquisition 

  • English B (HL)
  • French ab initio (SL), B (SL/HL)
  • Spanish ab initio (SL), B (SL/HL)
  • Mandarin (Chinese) ab initio (SL)*

Group 3: Individuals and Societies

  • History (SL/HL)
  • Economics (SL/HL)
  • Psychology (SL/HL)
  • Business Management (SL/HL)
  • Environmental Systems and Societies (SL)
  • Information Technology in a Global Society (SL/HL)*

Group 4: Sciences 

  • Biology (SL/HL)
  • Chemistry (SL/HL)
  • Physics (SL/HL)
  • Computer Science (SL/HL)
  • Environmental Systems and Societies (SL)

Group 5: Mathematics 

  • Mathematics – Analysis and Approaches (SL/HL)
  • Mathematics – Applications and Interpretations (SL)

Group 6: The Arts

  • Visual Arts (SL/HL)
  • Dance (SL/HL)
  • Film (SL)*

Additional Options:

Any other A language course may be offered as Self-Taught course.
Other A or B language courses may be offered on demand at an additional cost.

* Courses available as official IB online courses at an additional cost, subject to student enrolment.