News about schools and programmes
The IB encourages the soft skills that businesses value
Mark Seldon, Director of Studies at Gresham’s School, UK, offering both A-levels and the IB Diploma Programme (DP), actively encourages all his students to consider pursuing the IB.
Results of consultation with DP and CP schools about on-screen examinations
The IB has published the results of a consultation with all Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) schools, which aims to help the organization better understand school perceptions around the opportunities, challenges and support needs for implementing on-screen examinations in the DP and CP assessments.
English as a second language: a success story
Peter T. Howe, Principal of UWC Atlantic College, writes about how he does not see the linguistic diversity in classrooms across the UK as an obstacle but rather as an opportunity.
CP viable alternative to T-levels says school head
Head teacher of Coastal Academies Trust sees the IB Career-related Programme (CP) as a viable alternative to T-levels in the UK.
How schools are coping in aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria
James Nelligan, head of Baldwin School in Puerto Rico, writes about how the destruction and hardship after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the area in September.
UK county leads way in offering the CP
Twenty-four state schools across Kent are now authorized to offer the IB Career-related Programme (CP), which equates to almost 30% of state schools in the county. Today, the UK alone is home to nearly a quarter of schools across the globe offering the CP.
How the IB can help students compete in a global world
An article in GOOD Education explores how the IB fulfils its mission from the perspective of Dwight School in New York.
Education as a way out: teacher training in refugee camps
A recent IB blog post talks about how the oldest IB World School in Africa is sending volunteer educators to help teachers in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya to complete the first stage of their teaching qualification.
Finnish DP students talk about the importance of the IB
Students and educators at Imatran yhteislukio upper-secondary school in Finland are very pleased that the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture has granted the school permission to continue teaching the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
IB Diploma Programme expands across Costa Rica
Thanks to an intensive and inspirational collaborative effort, the Diploma Programme (DP) will now be offered at 20 public schools across Costa Rica, fulfilling a long-held aim of the Association of International Baccalaureate Schools of Costa Rica (ASOBITICO).