The International Baccalaureate Diploma(IB) is a well-established and highly popular academic programme, which operates in over 150 countries throughout the world. The curriculum is wide-ranging, covering six areas which are complemented by three transversal core elements: theory of knowledge, creativity, activity, service(CAS), and the extended essay. Students study three or four subjects at higher level and the others at standard level. As in the British system, there is a strong emphasis on acquiring extensive knowledge, deep understanding and specific skills. Students are helped to become independent, critical thinkers and to appreciate other societies and cultures. In summary, the IB offers an excellent preparation for university and future life.
James Shallcross, Senior Consultant and supervisor of Secondary Education