IB Environmental Systems & Societies (Block E)

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

What will you be working towards?

Code ENVIB01
Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Environmental Systems and Societies is a subject that embraces a mix of both Biology and Geography. It is a very ‘current’ subject which looks at the problems of the environment, how humans interact with it and what we are doing to it. It is designed as a multidisciplinary approach to learning and is ideal for those students who have a keen interest in the sustainability of our planet as it is both engaging and thought provoking.

Student Profile 

Students should be interested in the complex interactions between humans and the environment. The course requires a systems approach to environmental understanding and problem solving and promotes holistic thinking about environmental issues


How will it be delivered?


Exam: Paper 1 1 hour 25%

Exam: Paper 2 2 hours 50%

Internal assessment 10 hours 25%

Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is required. You do not have to do Geography at GCSE to do this IB Qualification. 

Grade 5 in English

Grade 4 in Science

Four 4-9 grades in Level 2 subjects 

Your next steps...

This subject is a great accompaniment to other subjects such as Geography, Biology, Physics, English and Maths and develops key skill including communication, teamwork and critical thinking. Environmental Systems and Societies IB is a firm basis for degrees in Biology, Geography, Environmental Science, Zoology, Veterinary Science, Geology and many more.