SOTA’s integrated arts and academic curriculum emphasises meaningful learning that provides for experimentation, expression, and discovery across both arts and academic disciplines. The rigorous curriculum stimulates students to be intellectually curious and equips them with the knowledge, conceptual understanding, life skills, reflective practices, and attitudes needed to be autonomous lifelong learners.
The six-year course culminates in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP).
Diploma Programme (IBDP)
SOTA’s IBDP qualification is recognised by top universities worldwide. Armed with their IB Diploma and extensive arts portfolio, SOTA students can look forward to the arts as a career or leverage their arts-enriched educational experience to embark on diverse career options such as journalism, law, architecture and more.
- Cultivates physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical strengths;
- Comprises study from six subject groups to impart breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding;
- Develops skills and a positive attitude toward learning that will prepare students for higher education;
- Involves the study at least two languages to increase the understanding of cultures, including their own;
- Makes connections across traditional academic disciplines and explores the nature of knowledge through the programme’s unique Theory Of Knowledge course;
- Requires students to undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the Extended Essay; and
- Enhances a student’s personal and interpersonal development through creativity, action and service.
In Years 5 and 6, IBDP students are required to offer the three IBDP core subjects
(Theory Of Knowledge, Extended Essay and Creativity, Activity, Service), three subjects at Higher Level
(which includes an Arts subject) and three subjects at Standard Level
Career-related Programme (IBCP)
SOTA offers a specialised arts curriculum in Years 5 and 6 under the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP). IBCP students engage with a challenging programme of study that imparts transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement.
SOTA's IBCP programme enables students to undergo deeper training in the arts in order to prepare for artistic and/or arts-related careers as well as gain admission into undergraduate and professional programmes at art institutions and conservatories.
The IBCP enables students to:
- Develop a broad range of career-related competencies and to deepen their understanding in general areas of knowledge;
- Prepare for effective participation in an ever-changing world of work;
- Foster the attributes of the learner profile, allowing students to become true lifelong learners willing to consider new perspectives;
- Engage in learning that makes a positive difference to future lives; and
- Become a self-confident person ready for life in the 21st century.
In Years 5 and 6, our IBCP students are required to offer the four IBCP core subjects
(Reflective Project, Personal and Professional Skills, Language Development, and Service Learning), three modules of Career-related Studies
, and two Diploma Subjects
of which one must be Arts at Higher Level and the other a Language B or Language ab initio subject at Standard Level.
Students may take an optional third Diploma subject (Economics, Geography, History, or Social and Cultural Anthropology).
SOTA's IBCP - Local and International Recognition