St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly is an independent co-educational day and boarding school that caters for Australian and overseas students from Prep to Year 12.

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International Baccalaureate Diploma

Program Overview

St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly offers the International Baccalaureate Program (IBDP) as a pathway in Years 11 and 12.

The IBDP is a leading, internationally-recognised and rigorous pre-university qualification, particularly suited to students wanting to pursue tertiary studies and qualifications, and is recognised by Australian tertiary institutions and major universities worldwide.

The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Students are taught to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged citizens, who gain practical experience of being part of an international community.

Research has shown that diploma students are well-prepared for university work and have a significantly higher retention rate than non-diploma students. Admission to some of the best known universities in the world is possible.

The IBDP is unique, with a challenging curriculum that fosters high academic standards and international understanding.  Courses within the program have a global rather than local perspective which students find stimulating and outward looking.

The program requires the study of six subjects culminating in assessment after two years and three special features to promote inter-disciplinary study and thought. Students study a first and second language as well as humanities, sciences and maths. 

+ click here to view the IBDP Subject list

Special features of the IBDP

The interdisciplinary Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course is designed to provide coherence by exploring the nature of knowledge across disciplines, encouraging an appreciation of other cultural perspectives. It challenges students to question and analyse and to develop rational arguments for their own viewpoints.

The CAS program encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service work, thus fostering students’ awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena.

The Extended Essay which has a prescribed limit of 4,000 words offers the opportunity to investigate a topic of individual interest, and acquaints students with the independent research and writing skills expected at university.

Deciding on the IBDP

The IBDP would suit any student:

+ aiming to study at university (in Australia or Overseas)

+ interested in studying subjects from a global and local perspective

+ wanting a balanced education

+ with a dedicated approach to study and who is well organised

+ who likes being challenged to think and engage with the learning process

+ with good academic ability

+ enables gifted students to demonstrate their talents, while also being accessible to average students

+ interested in activities that encourage a sense of adventure, self-discovery and social responsibility

Additional Tuition Fee

Enrolment in the IBDP involves an additional fee of approximately $1900 (depending on exchange rates). This covers the additional costs of administration, certification and examination.

These costs are charged as follows:

1. $300 non-refundable registration fee levied in Term 1 Year 11

2. The remaining costs will be charged in instalments each term

Please refer to our Fees Schedule for further information.

66 Harts Road
Indooroopilly, Brisbane
Qld 4068
+61 7 3377 6222
ABN 64 176 884 840
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Qld 4300
+61 7 3470 3888
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