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International Baccalaureate

Overview


The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme is a comprehensive and rigorous two-year curriculum, leading to certificates in individual subjects or a Diploma. The International Baccalaureate provides an international pre-university curriculum and an international university entrance qualification. The IB is gained by externally moderated course work and externally set exams following two years of study at the end of upper secondary education. Based on the pattern of no single country, the IB programme is a deliberate combination of the specialisation required in some national systems and the breadth preferred in others. The general objectives of the IB are:

  • To improve and extend international understanding through a shared academic experience;
  • To facilitate geographic and cultural mobility for students in the international community;
  • To work in collaboration with national education systems in developing a rigorous, balanced and innovative international curriculum.

The program is supported by the Learner Profile (source ibo.org).


Subjects within the IB curriculum are organised into six subject groups: Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, and The Arts (source ibo.org).


Accredited by

International Baccalaureate Council of International Schools Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Cambridge International Examinations CNED