Academic Programs

The Christ Junior College IB Diploma Programme (DP) curriculum is made up of the DP core and five subject groups. There are different courses within each subject group. Students will take some subjects at higher level (HL) and some at 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.

Students are required to:

  • Select six subjects, one each from every group and the sixth from either Group 3 or Group 4
  • Take at least three subjects at higher level and three at standard level
  • Pursue all elements of the DP Core
DP Core

The Core Elements

  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Creativity, Activity, Service
  • Extended Essay
Group 1

Studies in Language & Literature

  • Language A: English Language and Literature HL and SL
  • Language A: English Literature HL and SL
Group 2

Language Acquisition

  • Language B: Hindi HL and SL
  • Language ab initio: French SL
  • Language ab initio: Spanish SL
Group 3

Individuals and Societies

  • Business Management HL and SL
  • Economics HL and SL
  • Psychology HL and SL
  • Environmental Systems and Societies SL: (Interdisciplinary subject - meets Group 3 and Group 4 requirements)
Group 4


  • Physics HL and SL
  • Chemistry HL and Sl
  • Biology HL and SL
  • Computer Science SL
  • Environmental Systems and Societies SL: (Interdisciplinary subject - meets Group 3 and Group 4 requirements)
Group 5


  • Mathematics: analysis and approaches HL and SL
  • Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL and SL

The IB’s six approaches to teaching and five approaches to learning guide and focus educators and students in IB schools and play a crucial role in ensuring that the aspirations of an IB education at CJC-IBDP become a reality in the classroom.

The approaches to teaching in IB schools are based on inquiry, focused on conceptual understanding, developed in local and global contexts, focused on effective teamwork and collaboration, designed to remove barriers to learning and informed by assessment.

The IB’s focus on approaches to learning is grounded in the belief that learning how to learn is fundamental to a student’s education. The approaches to teaching help students identify and develop thinking skills, communication skills, social skills, self-management skills and research skills.

Approaches to learning Approaches to teaching
Thinking skills Based on inquiry
Communication skills Focused on conceptual understanding
Social skills Developed in local and global contexts
Self-management skills Focused on effective teamwork and collaboration
Research skills Designed to remove barriers to learning
  Informed by assessment