IB Diploma Program Courses at Harding

  • For Grades 11 and 12

    Group 1: Language and Literature

    11th:

    IB DP English A: Literature HL (Year 1)

    IB DP English A: Language and Literature SL (Year 1)

    IB DP English A: Literature and Performance SL (Year 1)

    12th:

    IB DP English A: Literature HL - (Year 2 - HL test)

    IB DP English A: Language and Literature SL (Year 2 - SL test)

    IB DP English A: Literature and Performance SL (Year 2 - SL test)

     

    Group 2: Language Acquisition

    French, Spanish, or Japanese…Levels 3, 4, or 5

    Testing options: 

    1. take SL ab initio test at Level 3 as a senior
    2. take SL test at Level 4 in 11th or 12th grade
    3. take SL or HL test at Level 5 in 11th or 12th grade

     

    Group 3: Individuals and Societies

    11th - 12th: IB DP History of Americas (11th) IB DP 20th Century Topics (12th) (HL test) (satisfies US History, Government and Economics credits)

    **Ending June 2019: 11th or 12th: Political Philosophy SL (satisfies Government credit)

    11th or 12th: Economics SL (satisfies Economics credit)


    Group 4: Science (all IB DP sciences are 2-year courses)

    IB DP Biology SL/HL (Year 1) - 11th or 12th grade

    IB DP Biology SL/HL (Year 2) - 12th grade - take test this year

    IB DP Chemistry (Year 1) / Chemistry Accelerated (same class) - 9th, 11th or 12th grade

    IB DP Chemistry SL/HL (Year 2) - 11th or 12th grade - take SL exam this year

    IB DP Chemistry SL/HL (Year 3) - 12th grade - take HL exam this year

    IB DP Physics SL/HL (Year 1) - 11th or 12th grade

    IB DP Physics SL/HL (Year 2) - 12th grade - take test this year

    ***Starting in 2019-2020 school year:

    IB DP Design Technology SL - 11th or 12th grade - test at end of year

    IB DP Computer Science SL - 11th or 12th grade - test at end of year

     

    Group 5: Mathematics

    Option 1:

    11th: PreCalculus Accelerated (this is "year 1" of the Math SL course)

    12th: IB DP Math SL (also known as "Calculus")  (take SL Math test)
           or
    12th: IB DP Math Studies SL (take SL Math Studies test)

    Option 2:

    11th: Algebra 2

    12th: IB DP Math Studies SL (take SL Math Studies test)

    Option 3:

    11th: IB DP Math Studies SL (SL math studies test)

    12th: no math course (Math Studies level math is considered a "4th year" math) - or PreCalculus

    Option 4:

    10th: PreCalculus Accelerated (this is "year 1" of the Math SL course)

    11th: IB DP Math SL (Calculus - SL math test possible)

    12th: IB DP Math HL (HL math test)

    To help with your IB DP math decisions, talk to your math teacher or IB DP Coordinator.

    NOTE: the math courses will be changing significantly in the 2019-2020 school year as we align with the IB's curriculum changes.


    Group 6: Arts

    IB DP Theatre (can take SL or HL test, depending on background/schedule/experience) - see Mr. Coleman for details

    IB DP Music (can take SL or HL test, depending on background/schedule/experience) - see Ms. Romero for details

    IB DP Visual Arts (same as above, but need to take at least a year of art) - see Mr. Cook for details

    IB DP Film SL or HL - see Ms. Zeng (Collette) for details (this class can satisfy either technology or art graduation requirements)


    Theory of Knowledge:

    A required year-long class for senior IB Diploma candidates.  Any 11th or 12th grader may take this course.  See Mr. Stagg for more information about ToK.

    Accelerated Course Offerings at Harding High School for Grades 9 and 10

    • English
    • World History
    • Chemistry
    • Geography
    • Biology
    • Algebra 2
    • Spanish
    • Japanese
    • French