What is IBDP? - Carlsbad International School



What is IBDP?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond.

The heart of the IBDP is captured in its mission statement:

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

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.

Students who earn the IB Diploma receive one of the most widely accepted diplomas worldwide for university entry.

Why the IB Diploma?

Carlsbad International School is an accredited IB Diploma World School offering the IB Diploma. Why should students pursue this rigorous, well-rounded, and internationally-focused education?

1. It increases academic opportunity.
IB Diploma holders can gain entrance to, and are more likely to be enrolled at, the world’s top universities.

2. IB students care more than just results.
Creativity, Action and Service allows students to learn, and appreciate, life outside of the classroom.

3. In encourages students to become confident and independent learners.
You are given responsibility for your own learning within the supportive structure of CIS.

4. It’s an international qualification.
The IB Diploma is recognized and respected globally by universities and employers.

5. Graduates are globally minded.
Students learn more than one language and learn to appreciate a different point of view.

6. The IB Diploma encourages critical thinking.
Students learn how to analyse and evaluate issues and information.

7. DP students have proven time management skills.
The challenge of the DP forces students to use their time well and these good habits carry on into university and beyond.

8. It assesses more than knowledge.
Students learn to understand, apply and evaluate. These sought after skills are the skills that are developed and tested.

9. Subjects are taught cohesively.
The Theory of Knowledge course connects the subjects, but teachers also work to help students understand the links between the subjects they are studying.

10. It encourages breadth and depth of learning.
Students have a choice of courses, but they must also take a variety that gives them a well rounded education.

Adapted from 10 Reasons why the IB Diploma Programme (DP) is ideal preparation for university.
Copyright IBO 2016


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