Upper Senior School (Years 11 and 12)

IB Diploma

Gold standard of international education

Our Diploma Programme is a rigorous two-year course for 16–18-year-olds that is the gold standard of international education.

The goal of the Programme is to prepare students for success at top universities worldwide and enable them to reach their full potential academically and personally. This is accomplished through an engaging and comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes knowledge expansion, critical thinking skills, and the cultivation of creativity and individuality.

Crucially, our Diploma Programme also fosters a strong sense of personal identity and cultural awareness, enhancing students’ ability to effectively communicate and respect diverse perspectives from various backgrounds, countries, and cultures.

Diploma Program Subject Groups​

Check out the wide range of Diploma Program Subject Groups available at the Beacon Academy.
Beacon Academy endeavours to provide a diverse array of subject combinations. There may be instances where certain combinations are unavailable due to factors such as student demand. Please check with the school for the latest information.
Group 1 - Studies in Language and Literature
  • Bahasa A: Language and Literature
  • Chinese A: Language and Literature
  • English A: Language and Literature
Group 2 - Language Acquisition
  • Bahasa B
  • French B
  • French ab initio
  • Mandarin B
  • Mandarin ab initio
Group 3 - Individuals and Societies
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Systems and Societies (also Group 4)
Group 4 - Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Environmental Systems and Societies (also group 3)
Group 5 - Mathematics
  • Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
  • Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation
Group 6 - The Arts
  • Film
  • Music
  • Visual Arts

Diploma Programme Core Elements

The extended essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying.

Theory of knowledge develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Pro-gramme. The three strands of CAS enhance students’ personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning and enable journeys of self-discovery.


IB Diploma Programme students must choose one subject from each of the five groups (1 to 5), ensuring breadth of knowledge. Students must also choose either an arts subject from group 6, or a second subject from groups 1 to 5.

DP subjects can be taken at higher level or standard level.

Quality Assurance

Any school, or group of schools, wishing to offer one or more IB programmes as an IB World School must first be authorized. The requirements are the same for all schools, and the procedure is designed to ensure that schools are well prepared to implement the programme(s) successfully. All IB World Schools are required to participate in an ongoing process of review and development, using the same programme standards and practices.


Students take written examinations at the end of the programme, which are marked by external IB examiners. Students also complete assessment tasks in the school, which are either initially marked by teachers and then moderated by external moderators or sent directly to external examiners.

Our Parents in Their Own Words

at the school there are measures to take care students at a high level I’m confident that my son is in a professional school where he has lots of interaction with others teachers care and create best learning experience for him.

Year 11 Parent


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