To ensure both breadth and depth of knowledge, we offer a variety of courses (Higher Level and Standard Level) from six groups of subjects prescribed by the International Baccalaureate.



Group 1: Language A: Literature
  • English A: Literature HL and SL
  • Self-Taught Language A SL


Group 2: Language Acquisition
  • French B SL
  • Spanish B SL


Group 3: Individuals and Societies
  • Geography HL and SL
  • History HL and SL
Group 4: Sciences
  • Biology HL and SL
  • Chemistry HL
  • Physics HL
Group 5: Mathematics
  • Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches HL and SL

Group 6: The Arts
  • Visual Arts HL


Objectives & Outcomes


The IB Diploma Programme requires three higher-level courses and three standard-level courses.


At Semiahmoo, students are guided along three different pathways. These three suggested course combinations are organized into three different areas of study: Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, and Humanities.


In order to receive the IB Diploma, besides the recommended pathways, students must complete core elements – Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE), and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) Program, which are compulsory and central to the philosophy of the programme.

IBDP Assessments

The IB Diploma Programme Assessments