Students are required to choose one subject from each of the six academic areas, including one from group 3. They can choose a second from groups 1 – 5 instead of a group 6 subject.
Nine subjects are available:
- business and management
- information technology in a global society
- social and cultural anthropology
- world religions (SL only)
All of these subjects may be studied at higher level or standard level except world religions, which is SL only.