International Baccalaureate

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at 16-to-19-year-olds. The IBDP is taught in schools in over 140 countries, in one of three languages: English, French, or Spanish. The programme provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education and is recognized by many universities worldwide. It was developed for internationally mobile families in 1968. Nowadays, it still serves internationally mobile families as well internationally oriented young people.

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IBDP students complete assessments in six subjects, traditionally one from each of the six subject groups: Native languages, Second or foreign languages, Humanities, Natural sciences, Mathematics and Arts.  In addition, they must fulfill the three core requirements, namely CAS, TOK and the Extended Essay. Students are evaluated using both internal and external assessments, and courses finish with an externally assessed series of examinations, usually consisting of two or three timed written tests. Internal assessment varies by subject: there may be oral presentations, practical work, or written work. 

The IBDP has been well-received. It has been commended for introducing interdisciplinary thinking to students. Some of the most selective universities worldwide recognize the IB diploma and our students are regarded as some of the highest performers in their areas of study. The IB sends transcripts to about 5,000 universities in 100 different countries.

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