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IB Programme in GAFL

IB diploma programme Diploma Programme Model

The GAFL IB Diploma Programme offers all classes in English, other than Korean Literature and Japanese language. Though the rigorous curriculum provided, students will become global leaders with insight and integrity equipped with critical thinking skills, writing skills, analytical skills, and communication skills. Students have the opportunity to participate in any clubs / in large number of clubs and activities offered by GAFL, or they will be afforded the chance to create their own projects in the arts, sports, service through CAS. Students who successfully complete the IBDP at GAFL will graduate with an IB Diploma and a Korean High School Diploma.

The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year course of study that students complete in the last two years of their high school(Grade 11 and 12). During the students' first year at GAFL(Grade 10), Students will be enrolled in the Pre-DP Programme, which has been specifically designed to help them prepare for the rigors of the IBDP. During their second and third year (Grades 11 &12), Students will take the Diploma Programme.

Courses

Students choose one subject from each subject group(six in total). Students are required to choose three Higher Level options(HL) and three standard Level options(SL). Students are also expected to complete the core requirements, which are TOK, CAS, and EE.

Group Pre DP DP
1 Korean Korean A: Literature(SL/HL)
English A: Literature(HL)
English A Language and Literature (HL)
2 English
Japanese
English B(HL)
Japanese B(SL)
3 Social Studies Economics(SL/HL)
History(SL/HL)
4 General Science Biology(SL/HL)
Chemistry(SL/HL)
5 Mathematics Mathematics(SL/HL)
6 The Arts Film(HL/SL)
Theatre(HL/SL)

3 Core Requirements

Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

The interdisciplinary TOK course is designed to provide coherence by exploring the nature of knowledge across disciplines, encouraging an appreciation of other cultural perspectives.

Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)

Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)

Participation in the school’s CAS programme encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service work, thus fostering students’ awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic area.

(Extended Essay)

Extended Essay (EE)

The extended essay has a prescribed limit of 4,000 words. It offers the opportunity to investigate a topic of individual interest, and acquaints students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university.