What is IB Diploma
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) was established in 1968 to provide an international education that would enable young people to better understand and manage the complexities of our world, and to provide them with the skills and attitudes to take action to improve it. It is recognised by leading universities across the globe.
“The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous, academically challenging and balanced programme of education designed to prepare students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and life beyond. The DP aims to encourage students to be knowledgeable, inquiring, caring and compassionate, and to develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness and the attitudes necessary to respect and evaluate a range of viewpoints.”
The IB Programme is not just a curriculum, it is also a teaching and educational philosophy. The IB classes are intended to teach students to think critically, to recognise the importance of seeing events or knowledge claims from diverse perspectives, to comprehend strengths and weaknesses of what students or others claim to “know,” to recognize and discover ethical controversies integrally relevant to what they learn, and to be able to relate what they learn in significant ways to the “everyday life”