IB Diploma


All pupils must choose three Higher Level subjects and three Standard Level subjects from six fixed subject groups.

Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature

Group 2: Language Acquisition

Group 3: Individuals and Societies (Humanities)

Group 4: Experimental Sciences

Group 5: Mathematics

Group 6: The Arts*

*if pupils do not wish to choose an Arts subject then a further subject from Groups 2-4 can be selected instead.

The subject choices available at the College do change from time to time, please contact admissions@marlboroughcollege.my for our latest options choices.



1: Studies in Language and LiteratureEnglish Literature HL / SL

English Language and Literature HL / SL

English Literature and Performance SL

Chinese Language and Literature SL

Malay Literature SL

School Supported Self Taught (First) Language SL

2: Language AcquisitionChinese B HL / SL

English B HL / SL

French B HL / SL

French Ab Initio SL

Malay B SL

Malay Ab Initio SL

Spanish B HL / SL

Spanish Ab Initio SL

3. Individuals and Societies (Humanities)Business and Management HL / SL

Economics HL / SL

Geography HL / SL

Global Politics HL / SL

History HL / SL

Psychology HL / SL

World Religions SL

4. Experimental SciencesBiology HL / SL

Chemistry HL / SL

Computer Science HL / SL

Design and Technology HL / SL

Physics HL / SL

Sports Health and Exercise Science HL / SL

5. MathematicsAnalysis and approaches HL / SL

Applications and interpretations HL / SL


6. The Arts*Music HL / SL

Theatre Arts HL / SL

Visual Arts HL / SL