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Tsukuba International School obtained authorization to offer the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in April 2017. Our first cohort of DP students started in August 2017 and is expected to graduate in June 2019.

Students take a maximum of six courses over the two years of the Diploma Programme, one from each group. The Group 6 subject can be replaced with a second subject in another group. Students may take a maximum of one course online.


DP Courses offered in 2018-19 (Class of 2020)

The following courses are offered in 2018-19 at TIS for the cohort that will graduate in 2020.

  • Group 1: English (SL/HL), Japanese (SL/HL)
  • Group 2: Japanese (SL/HL)
  • Group 3: History (SL/HL)
  • Group 4: Biology (SL/HL), Chemistry (SL/HL)
  • Group 5: Math (SL/HL)
  • Group 6: Art (SL/HL)

DP Courses offered in 2017-18 (Class of 2019)

The following courses are offered in 2017-18 at TIS for the cohort that will graduate in 2019.

  • Group 1: English (SL/HL), Japanese (SL/HL)
  • Group 2: Japanese (SL/HL)
  • Group 3: History (SL/HL)
  • Group 4: Biology (SL/HL), Chemistry (SL/HL), Physics (SL/HL)
  • Group 5: Math Studies (SL), Math (SL/HL)
  • Group 6: Art (SL/HL)

The following courses are offered online.

  • Group 2: French ab initio (SL), Mandarin ab initio (SL), Spanish ab initio (SL), Spanish (SL)
  • Group 3: Business Management (SL/HL), Economics (SL/HL), Individuals and Societies, Information Technology in a Global Society (SL/HL), Philosophy (SL), Psychology (SL/HL)
  • Group 6: Film (SL)

For more information about the online courses, please see the Pamoja website.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.

Quarter Overviews

Here are overviews of what our students studied in the 2017-18 school year.