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Physics SL

Prerequisite: Chemistry HL, Chemistry Studies (11th and 12th), Chemistry SL (11th & 12th) Physics SL provides a broad overview of introductory level physics topics that include: one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion (or projectile motion) with motion graphs, classical mechanics and analysis using Newton’s laws, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, work and power, simple harmonic motion, electricity, simple circuits, magnetism, optics, special relativity and b... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Anatomy and Physiology

Prerequisite: Chemistry Studies, Chemistry SL Anatomy and Physiology course investigates the structure and function of the human body, the biological structure of living organisms and their components. Students in Anatomy and Physiology course can expect a general overview of the systems and structure of the human body, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems. Students will also learn about exercise physiology, hea... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Sports, Exercise and Health Science SL

Prerequisite: Chemistry Studies, Chemistry SL, Chemistry HL This course incorporates the traditional disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition and looks at them in the context of sports, exercise and health. Students will cover a range of core and option topics and carry out practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings. This will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Environmental Science and Societies SL

Prerequisite: Chemistry Studies, Chemistry SL Environmental Science and Societies is an interdisciplinary course that focuses on the interrelationships between environmental systems and societies and gives students the opportunities to assess the scientific, ethical, and political impacts of numerous environmental topics. The eight major areas focused on in the course include: Foundations of environmental systems, Ecosystems and ecology, Biodiversity and conservation, Water and aquatic food ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Chemistry SL

Chemistry Standard Level (SL) is a course of study that will mirror a first year principle of chemistry course at the college level. Topics that will be covered include basic scientific reasoning and experimental procedures, atomic structure and chemical bonding, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, acid/base reactions, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. SL and HL cover a common core syllabus, a common internal assessment (IA) sch... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Biology SL

Prerequisite: Chemistry SL, Chemistry HL, Physics SL, Physics HL, Further Biology The purpose of this course is to instill in each student an appreciation for and understanding of the global interdependence of all living things; and the exquisite and intricate ecological balance of life on this planet in all its biodiversity. To this end, students will be engaged in laboratory activities covering cellular components and the varied processes which maintain life. Students will also study anato... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Physics SL

Prerequisite: Chemistry SL, Chemistry HL, DP Physics SL, Further Biology DP Standard Level (SL) Physics is a course study that includes Newtonian Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Waves, Electricity and Magnetism, Circular motion, Energy and the environment, and Atomic and Nuclear Physics. In addition, students are required to complete additional work related to either Engineering physics, Astrophysics, Digital imaging or Relativity. An additional 40 hours of laboratory time will be required, over... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Computer Science HL

Prerequisite: Chemistry SL, Chemistry HL, Physics SL, Physics HL, Further Biology DP Computer Science HL will give students an understanding of the fundamental concepts of computational thinking as well as knowledge of how computers and other digital devices operate. Students will need to think procedurally, logically, concurrently, abstractly, recursively and think ahead. They will utilize an experimental and inquiry-based approach to problem-solving, developing algorithms and expressing th... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Chemistry HL

Prerequisite: Chemistry HL, Physics SL, Physics HL, Further Biology Chemistry Higher Level (HL) is a course of study that will mirror a first-year principle of chemistry course at the college level. Topics that will be covered include basic scientific reasoning and experimental procedures, atomic structure and chemical bonding, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, acid/base reactions, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. SL and HL ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Physics HL

DP Higher Level (HL) Physics is a course study that covers all the topics listed in DP SL Physics but to a deeper level. Topics include Newtonian Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Waves, Electricity and Magnetism, Circular Motion, Energy, and Atomic and Nuclear Physics. In addition, DP Physics HL covers topics covering Engineering Physics and Relativity, both special and general. This course includes a minimum of 60 hours of laboratory work required over the course of the two years. A project in th... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Biology HL

The purpose of this course is to instill in each student an appreciation for and understanding of the global interdependence of all living things; and the exquisite and intricate ecological balance of life on this planet in all its biodiversity. To this end, students will be engaged in laboratory activities covering cellular components and the varied processes which maintain life. Students will also study anatomy and physiology, learning how we function and maintain physical health. In additi... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Environmental Systems and Societies HL

Environmental Systems and Societies is an interdisciplinary course which focuses on the interrelationships between environmental systems and societies and gives students the opportunities to assess the scientific, ethical, and political impacts of numerous environmental topics. The eight major areas focused on in the course include: Foundations of environmental systems, Ecosystems and ecology, Biodiversity and conservation, Water and aquatic food production systems and societies, Soil systems... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

DP Design Technology SL

Prerequisite: Chemistry Studies, Chemistry SL, Chemistry HL, Physics SL, Physics HL, Further Biology IB Design Technology is a multi-disciplinary course that draws on areas of knowledge that includes science, business, and art. Students will learn and delve into a complete design research and strategy, culminating in the creation of a product. Students will have the option to further develop their product into a company offering that will be created in other classes at Lausanne. They will le... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16