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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) 

Students at Werribee Secondary College have the opportunity to study the IB Diploma Programme as an alternative to the VCE. The IB Diploma Programme provides a cohesive and comprehensive program for motivated students. The IB Diploma Programme equips students with the skills to effectively participate in a rapidly evolving global society. It encourages students across the globe to become active and compassionate lifelong learners The IB Diploma Programme is highly regarded by both Australian and International universities, the Diploma is recognised as an excellent tertiary preparation course.

*Note: There is a compulsory fee for the IBDP.


​The IB Curriculum model is represents six academic subject areas surrounding the core. Subjects are studied concurrently for two years. Subject scores are criterion marked and overall results are not ranked. Diploma candidates are required to select one subject from each of the six subject areas, with: - at least three, and not more than four, taken at Higher Level (HL) - the remaining subjects taken at Standard Level (SL)


Students are able to explore some subjects in depth and others more broadly; which represents academic breadth over early specialisation. Subject choice requirements ensure that the science-orientated student is challenged to learn a foreign language and the natural linguist becomes familiar with the scientific processes. While balance is maintained, flexibility is catered for with the student choosing their Higher Level subjects to pursue areas of personal interest and to meet special requirements for university entrance.


The unique features of the IB: the Extended Essay; the Theory of Knowledge (ToK); and the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) Program, embrace the culture and ethos of Werribee Secondary College attitudes and values. CAS develops the role of service to the community, a sense of global humanity and tolerance. The Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge are both highly academic and can be seen as providing a pathway from the senior secondary years to university study.

IBDP Subjects

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