Australia Schools - International Schools in Australia
This is the online directory with the main schools in Australia that offer
an International Education in English. The programmes vary from the International
Baccalaureate (I.B.) programme, which includes PYP, MYP and Diploma to the
British GCSE and GCE examination systems. All schools are required to satisfy
the requirements of the Australian national system.
The philosophy of education in Australia is very similar to that of the IBO. There is less emphasis on content and more on a more experiential approach to learning. The difference when it comes to the Diploma is that the students will have to learn a second language A2, or B. The language learnt will depend mostly of the expertise of the teaching staff in the school.
The International Baccalaureate Organizations Diploma Programme was created in 1968. It is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. The programme has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the worlds leading universities. The Diploma Programmes grading system is criterion-referenced, which means that each students performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement. These are consistent from one examination session to the next and are applied equally to all schools.The IBO has shown, over the course of 30 years, that students are well prepared for university work. They are accepted by universities in more than 110 countries, as well as the universities in Australia.