What is an International Baccalaureate?

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed and help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
IB programmes incorporate quality practice from national and international research and the IB global community. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. They encourage students to be internationally-minded, within a complex and hyper-connected world.

The IB’s programmes are different from other curricula because they encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions. Develop independently of government and national systems.

The IB’s programmes are different from other curricula because they:

  • encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
  • develop independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
  • encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts
  • develop multilingual student
 

Each of the IB’s programmes is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile.