Course Program Pathway

  • Course Program Pathway

    Course options

    Candidates in this pathway may choose to take any IB DP course (see DP course list) that they would like to study at a more rigorous level.  Candidates may take as many or as few IB courses as they like.

    Note that course candidates may take English A: literature and/or history at SL; HL is only required in these subjects for DP candidates

    Course candidates do not take DP Core or CP Core components. 

    Course Assessment

    Candidates are required to complete all internal and external assessments for the DP subjects in which they are registered.

    Earning course results

    Candidates will receive official course results for each course in which they test.  This is an IBO-issued document that contains the names of the courses and the grades earned for each course.

    Students who opt to be course candidates are ineligible for the Diploma or the Career-related Programme Certificate.

  • Parkland IB course offerings

    All subject briefs are created by the IBO, which updates courses every five-seven years on a rotating schedule.  We operate within the requirements of the most recent iteration of each course.  Appendix A will include the version of the course posted to the IBO public site. We cannot take responsibility if the IBO does not upload the most recent subject brief to its public site.


    We offer the following:

    Group 1

    • English A: literature HL

    Group 2

    Group 3

    Group 4

    Group 5

    Group 6

    • Dance SL / HL **
    • Music SL / HL **
    • Theatre SL / HL **
    • Visual arts SL / HL **


    **Where SL/HL are together, both levels are in the same class, with the student being able to opt, in the senior year, to register for either level for assessment.

    *Group 2 “ab intio” courses are those in which a student cannot have taken any course work before (i.e. you may take Spanish ab intio if you have not taken Spanish in grades 9-10).  Please note that this course does not receive any GPA weight despite being an IB course; this is a state decision, not a program one.

Last Modified on January 9, 2019