Getting support for your IB Diploma course selection

Are you confused? Not sure who to turn to for advice?

Don’t worry, every school has people who are waiting to help you, wanting to help you and willing to help you.

The IB Diploma Coordinator

The IB Diploma Coordinator will provide you with the information about the subjects available in your school. He/she will help you put your program together.


Teachers are a great source of information about what you will be studying in each subject during grades 11 and 12. The teachers already know you, so they can give you some indication as to whether they consider you to be suitable to study their subject at higher level or standard level.

College Counselors

It’s always a good idea to speak to your counselor and discuss how your selection of IB diploma subjects will impact what you can potentially study at university.


Go and talk to the grade 11 and 12 students in your school, this way you can find out what it’s like to be an IB diploma student and what it’s like to study a particular subject. They can give you tips – particularly in the area of time management.