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Catering for students aged from 3 to 19 years, the IB's continuum of programmes encourages both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and personal development.

Students are encouraged to try different approaches to learning and to take responsibility for their own educational progress. Every IB student is required to study a second language as part of each programme, meaning that students can apply for further education and employment opportunities in Africa and overseas.

IB programmes incorporate quality practices from national and international research and the IB global community. They encourage students to be internationally minded, within a complex and hyperconnected world. 

Learn more about what the research says about IB programmes.

IB programme stories

Read more about how IB programmes have positively impacted students from around Africa and the world

IB programmes help students to:

  • ask challenging questions
  • think critically
  • develop research skills proven to equip them for higher education
  • become culturally aware and develop a sense of international mindedness.

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Listen to former PYP students, who went on to study the MYP, talk about their experiences