As the most recognized international course in the world, the IB Diploma has been widely recognized and respected by the world's top universities and employers. Among them, the world's top universities such as Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, and Oxford are favored by IB graduates. Research reports show that IB students have a higher chance of attending a top 20 higher education institution in the world, IB students have a higher chance of earning a first-class honours degree upon graduation, a higher chance of further study after graduation, and a higher chance of graduating from university.
It aims to develop learners who are: Knowledgeable, thinkers, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced, inquirers, risk-takers, communicators, and reflective.
For example, when writing a dissertation, students conduct in-depth research in an area of interest through one or more disciplines to develop independent inquiry skills.
IB is taught in a global context where students learn at least two languages, explore ideas and issues of global importance, and develop an understanding of cultures including their own.
IB students learn how to critically analyze, evaluate problems, generate ideas and think about new perspectives.
IB students develop a variety of study skills, a positive attitude towards learning, and excellent time management skills, which prepare them for higher education and careers.
IB focuses on the learning process and requires students to learn to understand knowledge in a systematic learning process, not just memorize knowledge, nor just prepare for exams. And each discipline has internal evaluation and external evaluation, internal evaluation generally accounts for 20%-30%, and external evaluation generally accounts for 70%-80%.
IB, through the Theory of Epistemology (TOK), builds connection between traditional disciplines and explores the nature of knowledge.
IB students gain both breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding through a balanced mix of 6 subject groups (at least 3 HL subjects)
After entering the university, students could directly obtain university credits with DP scores and be exempted from similar courses. Students can take more advanced courses early in college, or graduate early