All IB students get special university and college admissions certification. In addition to CAS and TOK the students choose six subjects: One subject from each of the subject groups (groups 1-5), and in additon one subject from group 1, 2, 3 or 4. If you choose two languages from group 1, no language from group 2 is chosen.
All subjects cover two years. HL (higher level) subjects are 5 lessons a week, SL (standard level) are taught 3 lessons a week. During the two years of the IB, this constitutes 240 HL lessons and a minimum of SL lessons. The student normally chooses 3 HL subjects and 3 SL subjects.