The academic programme at LPCUWC is shaped by the requirements of the IB Diploma Programme. As such, students consider the subject material in the light of the international context which provides the context for the qualification and study at LPC. Students study 6 subjects - 3 at a Higher Level and 3 at a Standard Level - chosen from each of the six subject areas (as shown in the Diploma diagram).
In addition, all candidates must complete the Theory of Knowledge course which allows them to question how knowledge is derived and how reliable it is. The Extended Essay is a 4,000 word piece of academic writing that allows students to explore a topic of their choice, exploring subject matter that is of interest and has inspired them to delve deeper.
The IB Diploma is excellent preparation for the rigours of universities across the world, and LPCUWC graduates gain access to a wide range of universities and courses. With each subject being scored out of a maximum score of 7 and 3 additional points available for the Core, 45 points are available with 24 required to gain the Diploma. An introduction to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is available here. A summary of academic results is available here.
When such an outstanding academic environment is combined with the benefits of living together in a multi-cultural community and the opportunities provided by the Quan Cai programme, LPCUWC provides its students with a real advantage.