International Baccalaureate Diploma

Students who satisfy the requirements of the IB Diploma Programme demonstrate a strong commitment to learning, through mastering subject content and also through the development of the skills, knowledge and discipline necessary for success in our world.

The programme can be illustrated by the IB Diploma Curriculum Model which has the IB Learner Profile at the centre surrounded by the core requirements and subject groups.

The IB Learner profile is a set of learning outcomes that go beyond academic success. The profile aims to develop learners who are knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and reflective. Learners are encouraged to be inquirers, thinkers, communicators and risk takers.

The IB Diploma curriculum model includes six academic subject groups: Studies in Languages and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics and the Arts. Students study these concurrently, and also the core requirements of Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity Activity Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE).

Students study six subjects selected from the subject groups. Normally three
subjects are studied at a higher level and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level. All three core requirements are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the IB Diploma.

The IB Diploma is highly regarded internationally and studied in over 145 countries. Since 2011, when the first cohort of IB Diploma candidates graduated, Queen Margaret College has had a 100 percent pass rate for the IB Diploma with a number of students achieving a forty plus score each year.