The IB Diploma Programme was created to provide a high school leaving qualification which would enable students to gain entry into universities throughout the world.
It is a demanding course designed for able students aged 16-19 years. While highly academic, the programme aims to educate the whole person, helping students to become independent, caring and critical thinkers. Through the ‘CAS’ programme, all students must give their time to provide service to others in the community.
Student performance is graded according to criteria which are moderated internationally and consistent across all IB schools throughout the world.
The broad concept of the IB curriculum ensures that students develop a well-rounded understanding, with each student selecting one subject from each of the groups shown in the hexagon diagram below.
At the heart of the programme:
- The Extended Essay assists students to become independent learners who will succeed at university.
- Theory of Knowledge develops critical and reflective thinking.
- Creativity, Activity and Service ensures that IB graduates are healthy and that they recognise the importance of service to others.