The IB Diploma programme educates both the minds and the hearts of the students, who are enriched by a rigorous academic programme which enables them to gain acceptance at universities worldwide. Concurrent with this, students become citizens of the world - appreciating and practising international-mindedness.
|Dr Susan Watterson is the IB Diploma Co-ordinator, please feel free to contact her for further information; IB Diploma Co-ordinator or go to the International Baccalaureate website.|
The curriculum contains six subject groups together with a core made up of three separate parts. This is illustrated by a hexagon with the three parts of the core at its centre.
Students study six subjects selected from the subject groups. Normally three subjects are studied at higher level (courses representing 240 teaching hours), and the remaining three subjects are studied at standard level (courses representing 150 teaching hours). All three parts of the core-extended essay, theory of knowledge and creativity, action, service-are compulsory and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma Programme.
Several studies have shown that IB students are extremely successful at university because they are well-educated, mature, highly-organised and, above all, independent thinkers. Such is the attractiveness of this programme, that the pass rate in Australasia is 90%-95%.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma programme offers your daughter access to a high quality, globally relevant qualification. Visit www.ibo.org to learn more. Furthermore, the following video provides a useful insight into the programme and show how it encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate, lifelong learners and prepare them for the future ahead; giving us our greatest hope for a better world. The video is stored on IBtv. To view it please click here.
For further information please contact the IB Diploma Co-ordinator Dr Susan Watterson or telephone Queen Margaret College +64 4 473 7160