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International Baccalaureate Programmes

The IBO offers three programmes of international education that span the primary, middle and secondary school years. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for students aged 3-12, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11-16, and the Diploma Programme (DP) for students aged 16-19. While these programmes form a continuous sequence, each may be offered independently.

The Diploma Programme (DP)

A rigorous pre-university course of studies that leads to examinations, for highly motivated secondary school students.

The Diploma Programme is a comprehensive two-year curriculum, available in English, French and Spanish, that generally allows students to fulfill requirements of various national education systems. IB diploma holders are admitted to universities worldwide, including the most selective.

The grading system is criterion-referenced. This means that each student’s performance is measured against well-defined levels of achievement. Top grades reflect knowledge and skills relative to set standards applied equally to all schools.

Responsibility for all academic judgments about the quality of candidates’ work rests with 5,279 examiners worldwide, led by chief examiners with international authority in their fields.

The Middle Years Programme (MYP)

A framework of academic challenge and life skills appropriate to this stage of adolescence.

The MYP insists on a thorough study of various disciplines. The accent is on their interrelatedness. Teachers use criteria established by the IBO to assess all student work. The organization does not set or mark examinations. The IBO validates the school’s assessment standards by providing external moderation.

The MYP five-year curriculum naturally follows the PYP
and serves as an excellent preparation for the DP

Authorized schools are visited and evaluated regularly. A team of professional educators reviews the delivery and effectiveness of the programme and makes recommendations for improvement.

The Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Provides an opportunity for learners to construct meaning, principally through concept-driven inquiry.

Traditional academic subjects are part of the PYP but it emphasizes the interrelatedness of knowledge and skills through a transdisciplinary programme of inquiry.

The PYP focuses on the heart as well as the mind and addresses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs as well as academic ones.

Students participating in cultural lessons. This is fun, they say!

The PYP aims to develop in students:

  • sensitivity to the experiences of others through the curriculum
  • the characteristics listed in the student profile
  • the attitudes that are an explicit element of the programme
  • the expectation of socially responsible action as a result of the learning experience.

Schools enjoy much flexibility in language of instruction and languages taught, after consulting with the IBO.

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