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International Baccalaureate

Diploma Programme (IBDP) 



International Baccalaureate Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme offers a unique academic rigour and emphasises students' personal development. The programme aims to do more than curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. The programme encourages both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. 

IB Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) is an academically challenging and balanced pre-university programme that prepares students, aged 16 - 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students.

Message By IBDP Coordinator

Welcome to the Sunway International School (SIS) International Baccalaureate Diplome Programme. 

Sunway International School offers its students a wonderfully unique atmosphere, in which both staff and students feel safe, and are encouraged to continuously develop their skill sets, take on new challenges, express their individuality and grow as lifelong learners.

It is a privilege to lead such a dedicated, professional group of teachers who are highly educated and passionate about their subject areas. The staff at SIS understand that every student is unique and learns in their own way. As a result, SIS works with surrounding communities, as well as local and global colleges and universities to better help students focus on their interests and to support their learning. Our teachers work hard to meet the needs of every student and to focus on individual interests and strengths to engage them in their learning and prepare them for continuing education after graduation.

At SIS, we offer a broad range of subject areas taught based on the Ontario Curriculum guidelines. This curriculum is highly regarded on a global scale and focuses on students becoming self-directed learners who think critically and creatively. The Ontario Curriculum, coupled with the extensive variety of extracurricular activities offered at SIS, allow students ample opportunity to be active members of their school community. Students are encouraged to be well-rounded, global citizens, through participation in activities inclusive of the arts, athletics, international and local field trips, community service and academic-based clubs and teams.

I have had the pleasure of working at SIS since 2011 and within the years, I have been able to watch several students grow, develop their sense of self and transition into post-secondary education programs, and successful occupations around the world. As a member of this school community, I have also had the pleasure of being a part of a very involved staff with a passion for leading a balanced lifestyle. As such, I myself participate in volleyball, futsal, swim club and student council. Doing so has allowed me the opportunity to build relationships with the student body and provide opportunities for students to gain experiences and build lasting memories beyond the walls of the classroom. It is this sense of school pride and community that sets SIS apart from the rest.

Please take the time to browse our website and contact the school with any questions that you may have.  We look forward to welcoming you to SIS. 

Mark Milberg
IBDP Coordinator


 IBDP Teachers

Jared Keddy
English, Theory of Knowledge

Low Sok Kian
Mandarin B

Marc Brothers
Business Management,

Mark Milberg

Martin Pagé


French ab initio

Sylvia Kwong

Dr Tan Swee Chuan


IB Learner Profile

The IB Learner Profile describes the attributes and outcome of education for international-mindedness. The profile of an IB Learner would include the following:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-Minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-Takers
  • Balance
  • Reflective

Learn more about the IB Learner Profile here.



During the 2-year study at SIS, students would have the opportunity for a well-rounded education by
taking 6 subjects from each of the following subject groups. Student may also choose either an arts
subject from Group 6 or a second subject from Groups 1 - 5. At least 3 and not more than 4 subjects
are taken at a higher level (240 teaching hours) and others at standard level (150 teaching hours).

  • Group 1: Studies in Language & Literature
  • Group 2: Language Acquisition
  • Group 3: Individuals and Societies
  • Group 4: Sciences
  • Group 5: Mathematics
  • Group 6: The Arts

Additionally, all IB students must complete the following:

    - An interdisciplinary subject at the core of the IBDP; designed to stimulate critical awareness
      of bases of knowledge, experience, and judgment in human thought and creativity.
    - The requirement to research, write and submit for external evaluation a 4,000-word essay on a
      the topic of interest from within the IB curriculum; usually taken from one of their higher levels
    - The student must demonstrate a continuous engagement in extra-curricular, evenly balanced
      between creative, athletic, and community service activities.

Find out more about the IBDP Curriculum here.


The following subjects may be available but subject combinations offered in a given semester are determined by the school.



GROUP 2 : LANGUAGE ACQUISITION                         

 French ab initio  

 Mandarin B                                                                


 Business Management
 Environmental Systems & Societies

GROUP 4 : SCIENCES                            

 Environmental Systems & Societies 

GROUP 5 : MATHEMATICS                        

 Math: Analysis& Approaches
 Math: Applications & Interpretations   


 Visual Arts*              

* Subjects offered might differ. Please contact SIS Admissions Office for more info.

School Hours and Academic Calendar

Monday to Thursday : 8.00am to 3.20pm
Friday : 8.00am to 12.00pm

Extra-curricular activities for IBDP begins after classes from Mondays to Thursdays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm / 5.30pm.

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