The International Baccalaureate at PLC

PLC is approximately one of 3,000 schools in more than 140 countries to offer students the option of studying for their International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in Years 11 and 12, as an alternative to the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). 

The IB Diploma enables students to study at Australian universities and is also valued by overseas universities as a matriculation qualification. PLC students who have gained their IB Diploma have subsequently enrolled at a variety of prestigious international universities, including Oxford and Cambridge in England, and Ivy League universities in the United States such as Yale.

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About the IB Diploma

The IB Diploma Program is an internationally focused, academically challenging and balanced program of education with internal assessments and final examinations. It prepares students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and in life beyond study. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. 

Students choose courses from the subject groups of “Language and Literature”, “Language Acquisition”, “Individuals and Societies”, the “Sciences”, “Mathematics” and “The Arts”. The IB also requires involvement in “Creativity, Action and Service”, the writing of an independently researched “Extended Essay”, and the study of a “Theory of Knowledge” course. 

The IB Brochure


The IB Curriculum

Group 1 Language A Group 2 Language B Group 3 Individuals and Societies Group 4 Experimental Sciences Group 5 Mathematics Group 6 The Arts
English English Economics Biology Mathematics Music
  French Geography Chemistry   Visual Arts
  German History Physics   Or second subject from either Group 3 or Group 4

The Class of 2020 discuss the IB.