Sixth Form

In Year 12 and 13 our students become part of our Sixth Form. A stepping stone between Senior School and University. Where a love of learning becomes more focused.


Sixth Form

The Sixth Form team is led by our Assistant Vice Principal (Academic – Head of Sixth Form) who is ably supported by two Deputy Heads of Sixth Form, both with a Year Group responsibility. An IB Coordinator and a team of IB experts with focus on TOK ensure that our students are given the best possible opportunity to successfully complete their IB Diploma Programme.

Students are no longer required to wear a uniform, instead are to wear business attire, and the study environment provides a greater opportunity for subject exploration, independent learning and self discovery.

Our students achieve outstanding, higher than the global average, scores for IBDP and NLCS Jeju is recognised as a Top 60 World IB School.

Sixth Form students who live on campus will also benefit from residing in our Sixth Form Boarding Homes, which also provide an enhanced experience to prepare them for a university life away from home.

There are also a number of prestigious leadership opportunities available to our Sixth Form students. Find out more about Leadership Opportunities across the School.

“I am proud to work alongside my teaching colleagues to guide our students through their Sixth Form journey here at NLCS Jeju. Our IB Diploma is designed to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people. We encourage our students to think critically and drive their own learning within a programme that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities in the world. But just as importantly, by becoming internationally minded, our students become equipped to make a positive difference in our increasingly globalised and rapidly changing world.”

Justine Oliver
Academic – Head of Sixth Form


IB Diploma

The IB Diploma, a globally recognised, academically rigorous qualification designed to address the intellectual, social and emotional and physical well-being of students.

The combination of breadth, scholarship and academic rigour offered by the IB Diploma programme ensures that our students enjoy an exciting and intellectually stimulating experience in the Sixth Form and that they will be provided with an excellent preparation for life at university and in the wider world beyond.

IB Diploma students are required to study one subject each from the following groups:

Group 1 – Studies in language and literature accordion-plus

Language A: literature – SL & HL

Language A: language and literature  – SL & HL

Literature and performance* – SL


Group 2 – Language acquisition accordion-plus

Classical Languages – Latin SL & HL

Language B –  SL & HL

Language ab initio –  SL


Group 3 – Individuals and Societies accordion-plus

Economics –  SL / HL

Geography –  SL & HL

Global Politics – SL / HL

History –  SL / HL

Philosophy – SL & HL

Psychology – SL & HL


Group 4 – Sciences accordion-plus

Biology – SL & HL

Chemistry – SL& HL

Computer Science – SL & HL

Physics – SL & HL

Sports, Exercise and Health Science – SL & HL

Environmental Systems and Societies – SL

Design Technology – SL / HL


Group 5 – Mathematics accordion-plus

Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches – SL & HL

Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation – SL & HL


Group 6 – The Arts accordion-plus

Dance – SL / HL

Music – SL & HL

Theatre – SL & HL

Visual Arts – SL / HL

Literature and Performance – SL

Film – SL & HL


The DP Core accordion-plus

All Diploma programme students must also pass the Diploma Programme Core which includes:

Extended Essay

Students work with a supervisor to independently research and write a 4000 word essay relating to one of the subjects being studied. Students at NLCS Jeju begin their Extended Essay in the Spring Term of Year 12 and complete it in the Autumn Term of Y13.

Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

This is a course about critical thinking in which students inquire into the nature and process of knowing. The TOK course encourages students to think across the academic disciplines. It is assessed through an exhibition and a 1600 word essay based on a prescribed title set by the IBO.

Creativity, Action and Service (CAS)

All students involve themselves in activities outside the classroom in the key areas of the arts, physical activity and service with the community. Students are expected to show commitment to their activities and to reflect on what they have learned about the world and about themselves through their participation.

Three subjects are studied at higher Level and three at Standard Level.



Average IB score 2023
(world average 30)


Top 70 IB School


99% IBDP pass rate