News about schools and programmes
IB Diploma Programme expands across Costa Rica
Thanks to an intensive and inspirational collaborative effort, the 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).
Government of Andorra chooses IB to complement national curriculum
Andorra is the first country to adopt the IB to complement its national curriculum and teach our programmes in all schools.
An educator's view on the true value of an IB education
Tim Jones, Deputy Head at Sevenoaks School, UK, highlights the positive impact that the IB has on his students.
Students learn how to be creative with technology at Dallas school
Tech Titans, the largest technology association in Texas, has presented its finalists for “Tech Titans of the Future” 2017, and one of them is educator Ed Downes who teaches maths and computer science at Alcuin School, an IB World School in Dallas offering the Diploma Programme (DP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP).
The importance of treating every child as an individual
In a recent interview, head of school Richard Henry from GEMS World Academy Singapore explains why at GEMS, each child is treated as an individual and how this sets the school apart. Henry has spent over 30 years in the field of education, and was previously Director of School Services at the IB.
Universities survey says IB develops independent inquiry in students
In their 2017 Survey of University Admissions Officers, the ACS International Schools (ACS) and IB Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA), explored how the Diploma Programme (DP) compares to A-levels.
DP students prepare for trip to help refugees
On World Refugee Day, held every year on 20 June, the UN and people around the world commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, nineteen IB Diploma Programme (DP) students in New York are preparing to contribute to this global effort by giving their time and talent to try and improve the lives of Haitian refugees in the Dominican Republic.
University of Southampton sets entry requirements for the Career-related Programme
The University of Southampton (a Russell Group university) recently published entry criteria for the IB Career-related Programme. Southampton - one of the UK’s leading universities - has now taken a formal position on the CP as preparation for higher education. Due to the flexible nature of the CP, the University has stated a number of entry requirements:
University of Nottingham supporting IB Diploma Programme applicants
The University of Nottingham has endorsed the DP by developing a suite of bursaries for exceptional achievement by international students in the DP. These bursaries are only available to IB students and demonstrate the value placed on an IB education by the university. Students starting in 2017 and 2018 will be eligible for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Excellence Scholarship, which recognizes the academic merit of students who achieve 40 points or more in the DP.
Low-performing US state school sees exceptional improvement
A low-performing US high school has shown exceptional improvement in teaching and learning following the introduction of the IB Diploma Programme (DP), writes education columnist Jay Mathews for The Washington Post.