The International Baccalaureate is an international qualification for students Pre-School through to Year 13. The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme is taught in more than 4000 schools worldwide and aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Queen Margaret College is an IB World School and is authorised to teach:
- Primary Years Programme (PYP): For students aged 3 to 12, which focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside.
- Middle Years Programme (MYP): For students aged 11 to 16, which provides a framework of academic challenge and like skills through embracing and transcending traditional school subjects.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD): For students aged 16 to 19 and it is a two year programme that meets the need of motivated students and leads to a qualification that is recognised by leading universities around the world.
At the heart of the IB is the “learner profile”, a long term, holistic vision of education that underpins all three programmes and puts the student at the centre of everything we do at Queen Margaret College. The learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes. It describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.
The profile aims to develop learners who are: