IB Diploma Programme at MHG

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and rigorous two-year course with international examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. By engaging with a range of subjects, students experience a comprehensive education that encourages them to see connections between different academic areas. Throughout the two years, DP students develop skills across wide-ranging approaches to learning for critical and creative thinking, self-management, collaboration, independent research, and communication. MHG has been authorized to deliver the Diploma Programme since September 2011.

The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core. The three core elements are:

  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK), which challenges students to reflect on the nature of knowledge. 
  • The Extended Essay (EE), which requires students to produce an independent 4000-word piece of research in an area of personal interest. 
  • Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), which gives students an opportunity to engage with a wide variety of extracurricular activities. 

Students are required to choose one subject from each of the 6 subject groups, although they can choose a second subject from groups 1, 3 and 4 instead of a group 6 subject. Students are expected to study three subjects at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL).

IB courses offered at MHG

Subject groupSubjects offeredHLSL
Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature English Language and Literature, Estonian Literature++++
Group 2: Language Acquisition RussianB GermanB FrenchB Spanish ab initio French ab initio+++
Group 3: Individuals and SocietiesHistory Geography++++
Group 4: SciencesBiology Chemistry Physics++++++
Group 5: MathematicsMathematics: Applications and Interpretation Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches ++++
Group 6: The ArtsVisual Arts++

*Please note these subject offerings vary on a year-to-year basis and are dependent on student numbers and available teaching resources.

Click here for our current IB DP subject brief. 

At the end of the programme students take international written examinations, which are marked by external IB examiners. They also complete internal assessments in the school, which are either initially marked by teachers and then moderated by external moderators, or sent directly to external examiners. Students can earn scores of 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest) on IB examinations, which are taken in May. The IB diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points. Read more about the IB DP assessment from the IBO website

Click here for details of criteria for admission to the IB Diploma Programme at MHG. 

For more information about the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme visit IBO website

For information about admissions and applications to the DP see Admissions to International Classes.

For further inquiries please contact the DP coordinator: 
Kirstin Karis
(+372) 736 1922

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