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Jr. & Sr. High Bilingual Course Description (Gr 7-12)

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Curriculum

Courses at Gyoshu are designed to strike a balance between Ministry of Education requirements and meet the needs of students aiming to enroll in domestic or overseas universities. There is a core set of courses offered regularly. Depending on the language needs of students and on particular target university entrance requirements other courses may be offered for a particular cohort if qualified teachers are available.

Group Subjects regularly offered Offered in special circumstances
One Japanese A Literature HL
English A Language & Literature HL
English A Literature HL
Japanese A Literature SL
Chinese A Literature
Two English B HL
Mandarin ab initio SL
Japanese ab initio SL
Three History SL
History HL
 
Four Chemistry SL
Physics SL
Chemistry HL
Physics HL
Five Mathematics HL
Math Studies SL
 
Six Visual Art SL Visual Art HL
Other TOK
Physical Education
 

There are two levels of DP subjects: higher level (HL), amounting to 240 class hours, and standard level (SL), amounting to 150 class hours. Students are required to take at least three high level (HL) courses. Only in special circumstances can four HL subjects be taken. At Gyoshu, DP students take a balanced course load. They enroll in at least two language courses, either from Group One and Group Two or both from Group One. They also need to take a Group Three History course, Group Four Chemistry course, and a Group Five Mathematics course. In addition, students choose between Visual Arts or an elective, either Physics or Mandarin ab initio. Finally, all students are required to take TOK and Physical Education classes.
Imbedded in the curriculum of all of these subjects is development of Learner Profile attributes and Approaches to Learning skills.

The chart below summarizes the subject choices DP students make at Gyoshu.

Choice Subject Comments/ Requirements
1 Japanese A Literature HL Japanese academic L1 background
Japanese A Literature SL Special Circumstances
Japanese ab initio Special Circumstances
only taken by beginners to conversational Japanese
Chinese A Literature Special Circumstances
2 English A Language & Literature HL Recommended Gyoshu grade of 8 or higher in 1Z English or TOEFL score above 79 and evidence of a consistent work ethic
English B HL  
English A Literature HL Special Circumstances
3 History HL & Math Studies SL  
Chemistry HL & History SL

Recommended Gyoshu grade of 8 or higher in 1Z Science

Enrolment in Math SL (not Studies)
4 Math HL Special Circumstances Recommended Gyoshu grade 8 or higher in 1Z Mathematics Requires attending period 8 classes
Math SL Suggested for science and economics students
5 Math Studies SL  
Visual Art SL  
Visual Art HL

Special Circumstances

Requires attending period 8 classes
Physics SL  
Physics HL Special Circumstances
Requires attending period 8 classes
Mandatory Mandarin ab initio SL  Aimed at beginners to conversational Mandarin
6 TOK  Mandatory

To learn more about the curriculum download the Gyoshu DP Student Guide
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