International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) (Year 11 & 12) | IB Programme in Singapore

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) was established in Geneva in 1968 to provide a globally minded, internationally respected, tertiary qualification for students in their final years if secondary education.

The IBDP is an academically and personally challenging two-year programme that is today reputed for excellence. It provides students of different linguistic, cultural and educational backgrounds with the intellectual, social and critical perspectives necessary for the evolving adult world that lies ahead.

Employing a progressive approach that adopts Theory of Knowledge, the Extended Essay and Creativity, Activity, Service as core subjects, the IBDP provides students with opportunities to clarify their values and passions, and develop attitudes and competencies to make sound judgements and wise choices, so that they can succeed at school and beyond.

The IBDP also provides the opportunity to develop both disciplinary and inter-disciplinary knowledge that meets the rigorous standards set by institutions of higher learning around the world. Study for your IB Programme in Singapore with St Francis Methodist school.


The IBDP emphasises international-mindedness as it prepares students for university and life in a global society. Nurtured to have the courage to ask challenging questions, the humility to learn how to learn, the confidence to grow their sense of identity, and the respect for differences in cultures and opinions, IBDP graduates are inquirers, thinkers and skilled communicators; special individuals who are knowledgeable, open-minded, principled, reflective, balanced, and caring risk-takers who will chart new paths in the world.


  • 16 – 19 years old
  • Completed secondary education with a pass in at least 5 IGCSE subjects or equivalent
  • Satisfactory performance in SFMS Admission tests and/or interview


January – February


2 years


To earn the full diploma, student must take 6 subjects, at least 3 at Higher Level (HL), in addition to the three core elements central to the philosophy of the programme –Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and Creativity, Activity, Service.

  • 6 subjects (see Subjects on Offer table below)
  • Theory of Knowledge (Core Subject)
  • Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) (Core Subject)
  • Extended Essay (Core Subject)
  • Christian Education
  • Character and Values Education
  • Student Service Learning
  • Student Leadership

Subjects on Offer

IMPORTANT: Some subjects may not be offered due to insufficient student enrolment in the subject. In addition, it is not always possible to accommodate all subject combinations due to scheduling conflicts. Every effort will be made to accommodate student preferences but it may be necessary on occasion for students to modify their subject choices.

2023 Annual School Fees for New Students

Fees stated above are for School Term commencing in Term 1 on 6th January 2023.


1. All fees quoted are in Singapore dollars (SGD or S$) & inclusive of 8% GST, subject to annual review. New 8% GST rate from 1 Jan 2023.
2. Fees quoted are on a one-week to one-year basis, where applicable.
3. Direct Admission into Year 6, Year 10 & 12 can be granted based on good academic results and fulfilling other admission criteria, or for students who have completed the year and repeating.
4. Sibling discount is a one-off, 10% discount on the First Year Course Fees. It is applicable to the sibling who joins later. If 2 siblings join at the same time, it will be applicable to the older one. Terms and Conditions apply.
5. For other Miscellaneous Fees and Refund Policy, please refer to School website/admission guide/Student Handbook
6. School Fees do not include school uniforms and textbooks.
7. Course Application Fee (non-refundable) is payable upon the acceptance of Letter of Offer. It is non-refundable.
8. Students who are applying for admission later than the stipulated start of term, their fees may be pro-rated $375 (Primary)/$400 (Junior & Senior High) per week. Terms and conditions apply.
9. Weekly Short-Term Immersion fee is now $400 (Primary, 1 Jan 2023 onwards)/$450 (Junior & Senior High, 3 Feb 2021 onwards).
10. At any time, only ONE discount is given whichever is the higher. 
11. Student Medical Insurance Fee is a new fee from 1 Jan 2022 onwards. It includes coverage for COVID-19 hospitalisation expenses. Not pro-rated.