International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Julia Hillier
IB Coordinator

In ISB Pre-University, students in Year 12 and 13 follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP) as the best preparation for their move to University.

The IB Diploma is a challenging and stimulating two-year curriculum emphasizing critical thinking, multi-disciplinary learning and inter-cultural understanding.

The IB 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 programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

The Diploma is administered by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), a gold-standard examination body; 1.3 million students in 4,500 schools, ranged over 147 countries take over 600,000 examinations each year. The IBO is recognised by over 90% of the world’s universities.

IB Diploma Subject Choices

IB Learner Profile

Each of the IB’s programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile. The profile aims to develop learners who are:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-Minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

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