Subject Specifications

A Level Public Exam Specifications 2020

For the cohort starting LVI in September 2018

Newest Specifications

Comments

Art

Chosen option - Fine Art

Biology

 

Chemistry

 

Classical Greek

 

Computer Science

 

Drama

 

Economics

 

English Language

 

English Literature

 

French

 

Further Mathematics

 

Geography

 

German

 

History

Chosen options

Paper 1, Option 1B: England, 1509–1603: authority, nation and religion 

Paper 2, Option 2B.1: Luther and the German Reformation, c1515–55

Paper 3, Option 38.1: The making of modern Russia, 1855–1991

Coursework

Latin

 

Mathematics

 

Music

 

Philosophy & Theology

Philosophy of Religion (H573/01); Religion and Ethics (H573/02); Developments in Christian Thought (H573/03)

Physics

 

Psychology

 

Spanish

 

D&T Fashion & Textiles

 

IB Public Exam Specifications

All components of ‘The Core’ are compulsory for all IB students. Students then choose courses from the following subject groups: studies in language and literature; language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; and the arts.

Students may opt to study an additional science, individuals and societies, or languages course, instead of a course in the arts. Students will take three subjects at higher level (HL) and three standard level (SL). HL and SL courses differ in scope but are measured according to the same grade descriptors, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding and skills at higher level.

Group

Subject

Standard Level

Higher Level

The Core

Theory of Knowledge

N/A

N/A

The Extended Essay

N/A

N/A

Creativity, Activity, Service

 

N/A

N/A

Studies in language and literature

 

English Language and Literature

SL

 

HL

 

English Literature

SL

HL

Language acquisition

French

SL

HL

German

SL

HL

Italian ab initio

SL

N/A

Latin

SL

HL

Spanish

SL

HL

Individuals and Societies

Business and Management

SL

HL

Economics

SL

HL

Geography

SL

HL

Global Politics

SL

HL

History

SL

HL

Philosophy

SL

HL

Psychology

 

SL

HL

Sciences

Biology

SL

HL

Chemistry

SL

HL

Computer Science

SL

HL

Physics

 

SL

HL

Sport, Exercise & Health Science

SL

N/A

Mathematics

Mathematics

SL

HL

Mathematical Studies

SL

N/A

The Arts

Music

SL

HL

Theatre

SL

HL

Visual Arts

SL

HL