US Diploma and IB Courses Pathway

Students are able to choose from the school’s IB course offerings to build a challenging academic programme that suits their needs. These students are described as IB DP Course Candidates. Qualifying students graduate with the Woodstock U.S. Diploma and additional IB Course certificates.


  • Students may choose to earn the U.S. diploma meeting Woodstock’s graduation requirements with five or six IB courses per year.
  • The courses may be all SL or a mix of SL and up to three HL courses across subject groups as suits the student’s goals.
  • All IB courses involve internal and external assessment.
  • Students in this pathway participate in CAS and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) but are exempted from the Extended Essay.


This provides an opportunity for students to specialize their coursework, their level of study in each subject to maximize academic achievement, and creates space in students’ schedules for those who have deep commitments to internships, service, athletics or the arts.


Acceptable for direct entry to U.S. colleges, to Foundation/bridge programmes at universities around the world, and to many applied or vocational courses of study, the U.S. diploma is equivalent to 10+2 Indian boards per the Association of Indian Universities.


The India Medical Pathway represents one version of this pathway.


Note that for some regions of higher education, the U.S. Diploma with IB Courses is insufficient for direct entry and a Foundation Year or additional qualifications may be required. Students considering this pathway are recommended to discuss their future goals with their college counselor and DP Coordinator.





Find out more about IB Diploma Courses we offer and the six subject groups.

US Diploma Requirements

Woodstock’s US Diploma requirements reflect our school’s commitment to ensure that every student graduates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be “visionary, articulate and ethical individuals equipped to achieve their full potential in leadership and in life”.


Literature 4 credits
Science 3 credits
Mathematics 3 credits
Individuals and Societies 2 credits
Language Acquisition 2 credits
The Arts 2 courses*
TOK/Religious Education 2 courses*
Physical Education 1 credit*
Total 24 credits including electives**

*Students who have joined Woodstock after Grade 9 will have adjusted requirements in these subjects.

**Successful participation in the school’s Activity Week, CAS, TOK and PSHE programmes is compulsory.


By the end of Grade 10, MYP students will have accrued at least 14 credits and completed US diploma subject area requirements for Individuals & Societies, PE, The Arts, and Language Acquisition.


The Woodstock Diploma and IB Courses Pathway allows students to specialize in their studies or pursue deep commitments to internships, service, athletics or the arts. The Extended Essay is not required and courses may be selected with greater flexibility, provided they combine to meet the remaining subject requirements for the US diploma.


Note: An IB internal achievement grade of less than 2 in any semester may require remedial courses or the re-take of an examination.