The IB

Group 4: Sciences

In Group 4, we offer the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Systems and Societies (transdisciplinary with Group 3)
  • Physics

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Biology: “Biology observes systems from inside and outside; using those two perspectives makes students masters of life. At the end, the most important thing is to understand relationships and to know it all makes sense.” — Jelena Vidović, Biology teacher at UWC Mostar since 2012

Environmental Systems and Societies: “What makes me excited about ESS is that I have students from such diverse backgrounds in one class, talking about environmental issues they have had to live with back home. This is when global concerns become real." — Rita Fuchs, Biology and ESS teacher at UWC Mostar since 2015

Physics: "Down in the bottomless oceans and up in the limitless skies, where oceans actually have a bottom and skies have a horizon, lies Physics." — Mateusz Jurecki, Physics teacher at UWC Mostar since 2012

For more complete descriptions, please see the IB Subject briefs on the IBO website here.