International Baccalaureate: IB

The connected, global world of the 21st century requires us to be critical thinkers with an international mindset.

The education provided in the Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate (IB) prepares students to learn to recognise and understand this requirement.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is a rigorous, balanced programme. It is excellent preparation for higher education as well as adult life in a global society. The programme has the backing and recognition of prestigious universities around the world.

IB Middle Years Programme – PAI (ages 12 to 16)

It teaches students to be critical, creative and thoughtful. It encourages them to be generous, open-minded and ready to act and offer solutions.

The programme aims to highlight relations between subjects by tackling and understanding topical and meaningful individual, national and global themes.

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IB® student profile:

  • Investigators: developing curiosity and research skills, autonomous and group learning.
  • Informed and educated: using conceptual understanding to explore knowledge across a variety of disciplines.  Committed to ideas and issues of local and global significance.
  • Thinkers: critical and creative thinkers, able to analyse and react responsibly to complex problems.  Initiative to take reasoned, ethical decisions.
  • Good communicators: confident in expression and creative in various languages.
  • Principled: we accept responsibility for our act and their consequences.
  • Open minded: curious about other points of view and willing to learn from any experience.
  • Generous: committed to helping others and the world around them.
  • Bold: able to overcome indecision with foresight and resolve. Creative in the face of change and challenges.
  • Equitable in the pursuit of one’s own goals and those of others.
  • Considerate: capable of understanding our strengths and weaknesses to help us learn and grow.

Upright people with a desire to serve: CAS

Baccalaureate students have a full programme of Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), with activities in parallel to their academic studies.

  • Creativity: exploration and expansion of ideas for a product or original forms or interpretations.
  • Activity: physical exercise for a healthy life. Activities may include individual or team sports, dance or outdoor pursuits.
  • Service: collaboration and reciprocal participation with the community in response to a real need. Students develop and apply personal and social skills in real situations.

You can get more information about the IB and its programmes from the web page http://www.ibo.org