International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme - Overview

Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College is dedicated to providing students with all round education and a happy, harmonious and positive learning environment conducive to moral, academic, physical, social, personal and artistic development for pursuing excellence and meeting global challenges in the ever-changing world in the 21st century.

With excellent results in the local public exams, we have now ventured into offering the IB Diploma Programme as we believe in the IB schools common philosophy - a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education which is important for our students.

Senior secondary students can choose either the local curriculum or the IBDP after three years of junior secondary. Students who opt to do the IBDP need to do the IB Bridging Year programme which prepares them well to meet the challenges of the Diploma years.

Objectives :

1. Strengthen students' international mindedness in times of globalization.
2. Enhance student's competitiveness by widening their career path.
3. Enable students to enter not only local but also world renowned universities.
4. Equip students to face global challenges.

Curriculum Structure

Subjects to be offered at PLK Ngan Po Ling College

Group 1: 
Studies in Language Literature
English A: Language and Literature* Standard Level
Chinese A: Literature / Language and Literature**
Group 2:
Language Acquisition 
English B Higher Level
Chinese B *** Standard Level
  French B ****     Standard Level
Group 3:
Individuals and Societies
Economics Standard Level / Higher Level
Geography Standard Level / Higher Level
Group 4:
Chemistry Standard Level / Higher Level
Physics Standard Level / Higher Level
Biology Standard Level / Higher Level
Group 5:
    Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches     
Mathematics - Applications and Interpretation
Standard Level / Higher Level
Higher Level 
Group 6:
Visual Arts Standard Level / Higher Level

* Students who are exceptionally good at the language would be considered for Higher Level.

** All Chinese students are required to do Chinese A: Literature in Group 1.

*** Only Non-Chinese students can opt to do Chinese B SL.

**** Only offered to non-Chinese students and they have to complete the GCSE Chinese in Bridging Year Programme.  

Students must take one subject from each of the groups listed above except Group 6. They could choose one more subject from either Group 3 or Group 4 to replace the Group 6 subject. All subjects, which students plan to study in Year 1 and Year 2, should be included in the Bridging Year Programme.

At the end of BYP year, students need to choose 3HL and 3SL subjects.

Diploma students are required to study a course called Theory of Knowledge (TOK), write an Extended Essay (EE) on a topic of their interest and complete the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) component which are the core elements of the IBDP.

No subject can be dropped.