IB- International Baccalaureate

About the IB

Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programs of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Schools must be authorized, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programmes.

Why the IB is Different?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.

Benefits for Students

IB World Schools students develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. They are also likely to perform well academically- often better than students on other programmes.

Students on the IB Diploma Programme (DP) are likely to enroll at top universities, and students on the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) outperform other students in a number of areas.

Programmes

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers a continuum of international education. The programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development.

In order to teach IB programmes, schools must be authorized. Every school authorized to offer IB programmes is known as an IB World School.

Primary Years Programme Middle Years Programme
The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child.

Age range: 3-12

First offered: 1997

A challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, the MYP is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation.

Age: 11-16

Fist offered: 1994

Diploma Programme Career-related Programme
Research suggests many benefits to choosing the DP. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge- students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

Age range: 16-19

First offered: 1968

The CP is a framework of international education addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education. It leads to further/higher education apprenticeships or employment.

Age range: 16-19

First offered: 2012

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