Diploma

Grades 11 and 12

At a Glance

Preparing Students for Success in Higher Education

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a life-changing school experience that allows students to grow into young adults who will act confidently as compassionate, knowledgeable, and principled global citizens. In this holistic programme, students delve deep into six different subject areas and are supported in their personal pursuit of intellectual inquiry. Regarded as the global standard of education, the Diploma Programme helps Aspengrove students discover their passions and prepares them to succeed in post-secondary institutions in Canada and internationally. 

Program Benefits

A Culture of Support

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At Aspengrove, students and teachers build strong relationships. Our small class sizes allow for more individual attention, but it’s the support and encouragement that truly enable our students to thrive. 

02

Students participate weekly in the Advisory Programme, which includes sessions such as Social-Emotional Learning, Career Guidance, and Community Service Learning. 

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Students receive University Counselling to prepare for post-secondary. Our support with research, applications, and IB exams helps our students gain acceptance to top-tier universities. 

Academics

A Transformative Course of Study

There are two routes of study for Grades 11 and 12 at Aspengrove School: the full IB Diploma or Certificate route. The same class choices are offered in each route. The primary difference is that students in the full Diploma Programme complete an Extended Essay at the end of Grade 12. Both routes are enriching and highly regarded by post-secondary institutions.

  • English Language and Literature 
  • French B
  • Spanish ab initio
  • School Support Self-Taught Mother Tongue
  • History
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
  • Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts

Program Feature

Extended Essay

Learning to research and write well is an integral part of an Aspengrove education. At the end of Grade 12, all students who pursue the Diploma Programme complete a 4000 word “Extended Essay.” They choose an area of interest and conduct original research. Many alumni express that this experience makes the transition to university much easier. 

Program Feature

Theory of Knowledge

In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction. By examining global issues, students develop an interest in the diversity and richness of cultural perspectives. They critically reflect on their own beliefs and assumptions, leading to more thoughtful, responsible, and purposeful lives.

Program Feature

CAS Experience

The Creativity, Action, Service Programme enables students to enhance their personal development by learning through experience. It provides opportunities for self-determination and collaboration with others, fostering a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment from their work. Students can choose from a wide variety of projects. Some recent examples include leading Black History Month initiatives, running a writing project with seniors, creating activities for Mental Health Week, and designing and painting a mural.

Enrichment

An Enhanced Education

We aim to provide our students with a variety of enriching activities to support their various interests. From after school sports, music classes, and art classes, to table top board games, STEM class, and more, Aspengrove strives to allow students to join in and learn many valuable skills by being on a team or pursuing individual ventures.

Our Faculty and Staff

Meet the Aspengrove team, whose enthusiasm for learning, diverse skill sets, and student-centred care enrich our school community.

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