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International Baccalaureate's popularity soars in Victorian primary schools
Primary schools across Victoria are flocking to the prestigious International Baccalaureate program as a way of reframing and broadening early years education...[more+]
International Baccalaureate exams: Australian students among top performers
The Sydney Morning Herald
Australian students have dominated the International Baccalaureate exams, performing well above the global average and claiming a high proportion of the top marks. The internationally focused qualification was taken by almost 500 students from NSW and the ACT as an alternative to the HSC...[more+]
96% of Singapore students pass IB diploma exam 2013
Ninety-six per cent of students in Singapore passed their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme examinations in 2013. All 110 students from the School of the Arts who sat for the exams passed and received their diplomas... [more+]
Will the International Baccalaureate Take Off in Japan?
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program has emerged as a centerpiece of educational reforms designed to equip Japanese citizens for leadership roles in a global economy... more[+]
Students' work goes on show
An intermediate school is celebrating its academic achievement in style. Bucklands Beach Intermediate has been an International Baccalaureate, IB, World School for just over a year. It opened its doors to the community and celebrated with an exhibition... more[+]
Intl Baccalaureate schools to expand
The Japan News : by The Yomiuri Shimbun
An increasing number of schools and municipalities are considering introducing the International Baccalaureate (IB), an educational program recognized by many top universities around the world, as Japanese-language programs will be allowed starting in the 2015 school year... more[+]
Hong Kong's high-fliers see great perks in IB Diploma curriculum
South China Morning Post
Some 127,000 students from 135 countries and regions received the results of their International Baccalaureate Diploma exams earlier this month. Six English Schools Foundation students in Hong Kong were among 108 students worldwide who scored the ... more[+]
IB programme to be carried out in 10 schools
The Star Online
TEN government secondary schools in Malaysia are gearing up to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years programme. Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) signed a memorandum of agreement with the IB to implement a professional development ...more[+]
SOTA to offer Film as International Baccalaureate subject to students applying to JCs
Singapore's School of the Arts (SOTA) will be offering Film as an International Baccalaureate (IB) subject to students who are applying to Junior College under the Direct School Admission for entry into SOTA in 2014... more[+]
The Sparking Class : So what else is different about IB?
The idea is to encourage the kids to get comfortable with questions as much as answers. So that the classroom isn’t the site of inert encounters with rock-solid fact, but a place of risky play where opinions form, as does the ability to express them extempore... more[+]
Theory of knowledge improves critical thinking
South China Morning Post
TOK gives students an opportunity to consider the role and nature of knowledge in their own culture, in the cultures of others, and in the wider world... more[+]
100 schools to teach math, science in English
The Yomiuri Shimbun
To help foster Japanese capable of successfully competing globally, the education ministry plans to designate about 100 high schools across the country that will teach some science and math in English, ministry sources said Tuesday. The planned project also hopes to encourage students to attend excellent universities overseas... more[+]
An intercultural approach to education
Australian Teacher Magazine
The international baccalaureate offers students worldwide an innovative education option, and as Jo Earp discovered, Australia is a global heavyweight when it comes to participation in the movement. LAUNCHED by teachers at a school in Geneva, ... more[+]
The IB way
The IB or International Baccalaureate—currently being offered in Nepal by Ullens School in Khumaltar—is a two-year course for students who have completed the 10th grade, and are looking for higher education al options now that they've finished their ... more[+]
Fair admissions for IB students at King’s College London
King’s College London, one of the UK’s leading universities, has announced that it has formally reviewed its position on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in order to ensure that IB students are made an appropriate and fair offer... more[+]
IB curriculum has brought positive change
The Times of India
A study done by the department of educational administration of M S University on International Baccalaureate (IB) primary years programme (PYP) in India, suggests that the Swiss education board's curriculum has brought about a positive change in the Indian education system... more[+]
A Global Curriculum for a Globalized Era
New York Times
Increasingly, the I.B. high school diploma is being recognized by university admissions offices as a standard by which they can measure students from different countries with different domestic exam systems...more[+]
Why school graders stay away from the bell curve
South China Morning Post
Someone recently asked me an interesting question - do schools grade on the bell curve? When I replied in the negative, I was asked why not since several well-known standardised tests allocate marks or grades this way. more[+]...
EDUCATION RENAISSANCE / Cross-fertilization of art, English
The Daily Yomiuri
Examining a woodblock print produced by a student in art class, a foreign teacher asked, in English, what the work was supposed to depict. "I thought placing garden lanterns in front of fireworks would express Japanese culture and history," the student explained to the class. more[+]...
EDUCATION RENAISSANCE / IB program aims at giving kids a global education
The Daily Yomiuri
The following is a translation from The Yomiuri Shimbun's Education Renaissance series. It is the first installment in a four-part subseries focusing on efforts by middle and high schools to integrate their curriculums with the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program.more[+]
Teenagers shine at International Baccalaureate school festivals
The Times of India
After a series of college festivals, International Baccalaureate (IB) schools are now playing their part by hosting cultural events. more[+]
UK switch to baccalaureate pays off
BRITAIN'S first school to ditch A levels by switching its entire sixth form to a broader baccalaureate says that its gamble has paid off after more pupils won places at top universities.more[+]...
On Top of the World
The Standard (Hong Kong)
"Hong Kong has something to celebrate this summer. Twelve students from the SAR, out of the 109 students worldwide, earned perfect scores of 45 marks at this year's International Baccalaureate examination." more[+]...
Dwight School seeks to nurture global leaders
The Korea Time
"South Korea is luring major international schools to serve the needs of the growing expatriate population with an aim to become an economic hub in Northeast Asia." more[+]...
Moving forward to greater heights
“If you want to land yourself an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma scholarship from the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), you will need an open mind and an open heart, but more importantly, you will need to know how to open your mouth." more[+]...
Dwight School focuses on innovation, leadership
The Korean Times
“IB is the golden standard of university admissions across the world. IB is so respected that it gives students an advantage in the application process.” more[+]...
Setting Out in Search of Education
The New York Times
She moved from Biratnagar, Nepal, to Pune, India, just to be able to attend an International Baccalaureate secondary school that would eventually allow her to study in Britain. more[+]...
When learning is no chore
T does not just focus on the chalkboard and textbook. In fact, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) offers holistic education that students these days want to experience. more[+]...
Govt eyes increasing IB schools
The Yomiuri Shimbun
The education ministry will seek to expand the number of high schools providing International Baccalaureate programs and examinations to help students enroll in prestigious universities overseas. more[+]...
NZ students excel in the IB diploma
The New Zealand Herald
When it comes to doing well in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, New Zealand students are doing almost three times better than their overseas counterparts in gaining the top marks. more[+]...
Sharp rise in those studying IB diploma
Year 11 students from Mercedes College Jesse Cordona, Ellen Williams and Edward Chan have just completed their first year of the International Baccalaureate more[+]...
High school to offer IB
Werribee Secondary College will become the first Victorian government school to offer the International Baccalaureate diploma for students in years 11 and 12 more[+]...
IB comes out on top for university entry across the globe
A new piece of research has found that the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) outperforms many other 'native' examination systems when it comes to gaining a place at higher education institutions across the globe.more[+]...
En route to DU via IB
One of the most sought-after programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB) is the IB Diploma, following which students gain an edge if they wish to pursue their education from some of the most prestigious universities around the globe. more[+]...
For International Baccalaureate (IB) students at Fairview International School Wangsa Maju, their wish was to raise funds for victims of the March 11 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. more[+]...
Raja Muda Wants Children Taught To Care For Environment
On the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme which began at MCKK this month, he said it could be a gateway to enable the MCKK to widen its network at international level. more[+]...
Helping mould caring, globally attuned minds
South China Morning Post
Some 45 years after it was set up, IB continues to nurture inquisitive students, boosting their chances of entering world’s top schools and gaining top jobs. Linda Yeung reports. more[+]...
IB schools to offer vocational courses
Students at International Baccalaureate (IB)-affiliated schools will soon have the option of completing the Class 12 IB Diploma with a vocational certification. more[+]...
Twofold rise in number of IB schools over four years
The number of International Baccalaureate (IB) affiliated schools in the city have more than doubled from 10 schools in 2007 to 23 schools in 2011. The number of schools in the country stands at 80, more[+]...
A newly released research shows that students in UK universities who hold the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma report stronger academic performance than students who go through the A-Level exam. more[+]...
Highlighting IB Schooling
An IB school offers various programmes including the International Baccalaureate Organisation's programme, Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). more[+]...
The Express Tribune
The popularity of the International Baccalaureate (IB) system is rising in Pakistan, with the promise of a revolution in education. more[+]...
It was a leap of faith that Amanda Ang, 19, took when she chose to pursue the International Baccalaureate diploma at St Joseph's, more[+]...
Calcutta's first school to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum will open its doors this September. In the run-up to the opening, more[+]...
The crowd reacting jubilantly to the announcement of the IB results yesterday at the ACS (I) campus in Dover Road. The stellar results came after more[+]...
Garner Magnet High School and East Garner Magnet Middle School both offer the International Baccalaureate Program, and both schools were more[+]...
The International Baccalaureate (IB) system of education is all about excellence. more[+]...
Narrabundah College has boasted its largest International Baccalaureate class to date, which at 44 students is almost double the class more[+]...
James Brickwood ONE Sydney school produced three students who achieved the perfect score in the International Baccalaureate, outperforming the entire more[+]...
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