International Baccalaureate Diploma
What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma?
The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) is an English-medium university preparation course based on an approach to learning involving critical inquiry and is aimed at the education of the whole person. Every year more than 130,000 young people at schools all over the world take the IB Diploma examinations. Students enter the Diploma programme in Grade 11 and complete their studies with the final examinations in the May of grade 12.
The International Baccalaureate Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
International curriculum in Grades 7 to 10
Grades 7 and 8 provide a solid grounding in core subjects such as English, German, Mathematics and Science, together with Music, Art, IT and Personal, Social and Health Education. Years 9 and 10, the pre-IB years, are a preparation for entry to the IB Diploma programme. As well as continuing with a broad range of subjects, the emphasis is also on developing the study skills and personal maturity essential for life-long learning. In the World Studies course, students develop an awareness of issues facing humanity and are encouraged to reflect on ethical responsibility as well as their own contribution to possible solutions.