Academic Programmes

International Programme

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International Programme

The International Programme (IP) is a highly academic two-year high school programme of study for students aged 16-19, covering Years 11 and 12. Along with the traditional subjects, the IP  also incorporates a learning approach which assists to enhance analytical, research and people and self-management skills across the curriculum in practice and application. The learning in the programme is driven by the particular Case Method approaches to teaching and learning and, at the completion of the programme, students are expected to emerge as well-balanced, internationally-minded and highly-skilled individuals.


The International Programme curriculum at NUCB International College is unique in that it includes case method teaching and  learning approaches providing a rich, skill-focused experience for students in all subjects. The subject selections themselves have been carefully considered to maximise the university career pathway options for our particular cohort of students. Within the selection, one subject from each subject group must be selected with the exception of Group 6. If a Group 6 subject is not selected, another subject from Groups 1-5 must be selected in its stead. All non-group listed subjects are compulsory for graduation in two diplomas.

Students select from the following subjects from each group and at Higher or Standard Level:

  1. Language & Literature: English / Japanese

  2. Language Acquisition: English / Japanese

  3. Business Management / History / Geography / Environmental Systems and Society (SL)

  4. Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Environmental Systems and Society (SL)

  5. Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches / Applications and Interpretation

  6. Theatre / Music

  • Physical Education
  • Health
  • Japanese Popular Culture
  • Design Thinking

Note: A subject selection in which the language of the Group 1 subject is different from the language of instruction for Groups  3,4  or 5 will result in a special Bilingual Diploma being awarded. A minimum score attainment of 3 out of 7 is required in the  relevant  subjects).