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IBDP: Opening the Doors to University

July, 2010
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The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a pre-university course of study over a two-year period. It is generally considered to be a well-rounded yet rigorous programme and in recent years has become widely accepted by universities around with world who want to enroll students with the self-study and research skills needed to succeed at [...]

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Parent Involvement and the IB Course

April, 2009
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The role of parents in terms of the education of their own child is a crucial one. The open-minded approach to projects and investigation is very helpful.

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IB Teachers on IB

November, 2008
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My suggestion to IB students: choose subjects that you love, don’t choose subjects because you think you might need them, or because your friends are doing them, or because someone told you that you should do them. — Malcolm Pritchard, Principal of Kormilda College, Australia.

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Internationalism and the IB

November, 2008
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Whilst most of the readers of this article will be familiar with the IB (if not, please see the IBO website at www.ibo.org), the term ‘internationalism’ is more interesting and speculative in terms of meaning than they may realize.

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IB Students on IB

November, 2008
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Hannah, Dulwich College Beijing IB is very hard for me for a number of reasons. The amount of homework really takes a lot of time to complete well. Also, the new theories being introduced, such as TOK (Theory of Knowledge) and CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) are a big jump from IGCSE.

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Internationalism in the I.B. Diploma Social Sciences/Humanities

April, 2008
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All students wanting to obtain an I.B. Diploma must (unless they get a special dispensation) study one of the Social Sciences or Humanities subjects.

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Breadth, Depth and Internationalism

February, 2008
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http://www.internationalschool.info/littlestar/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/class2.jpgIn today’s educational paradigm of exams, exams and even more exams, it is difficult to imagine an educational programme which actually does encourage learning both in heart and mind. It is very sad that most English lessons which purport to develop appreciation of literature actually end up with teacher, learner and examiner playing “spot the metaphor”.

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Is the International Baccalaureate Organisation New to You?

September, 2007
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“It is our belief that, in the modern world, if education is not a global education, it is not an education for survival.” — Robert Blackburn, then Deputy Director General of the I.B.O., at a World Goodwill seminar in London in 1988.

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IB Programmes: Bringing the Lessons of the World and Life to Students

June, 2006
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The important thing about IB to understand is it is three programs working closely together as one whole program directly from education for 3 years of age up to 18 years of age.

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