News about schools and programmes
UK county leads way in offering the CP
Twenty-four state schools across Kent are now authorized to offer the IB Career-related Programme (CP), which equates to almost 30% of state schools in the county. Today, the UK alone is home to nearly a quarter of schools across the globe offering the CP.
How the IB can help students compete in a global world
An article in GOOD Education explores how the IB fulfils its mission from the perspective of Dwight School in New York.
Education as a way out: teacher training in refugee camps
A recent IB blog post talks about how the oldest IB World School in Africa is sending volunteer educators to help teachers in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya to complete the first stage of their teaching qualification.
Finnish DP students talk about the importance of the IB
Students and educators at Imatran yhteislukio upper-secondary school in Finland are very pleased that the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture has granted the school permission to continue teaching the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
IB Diploma Programme expands across Costa Rica
Thanks to an intensive and inspirational collaborative effort, the Diploma Programme (DP) will now be offered at 20 public schools across Costa Rica, fulfilling a long-held aim of the Association of International Baccalaureate Schools of Costa Rica (ASOBITICO).
Government of Andorra chooses IB to complement national curriculum
Andorra is the first country to adopt the IB to complement its national curriculum and teach our programmes in all schools.
An educator's view on the true value of an IB education
Tim Jones, Deputy Head at Sevenoaks School, UK, highlights the positive impact that the IB has on his students.
Students learn how to be creative with technology at Dallas school
Tech Titans, the largest technology association in Texas, has presented its finalists for “Tech Titans of the Future” 2017, and one of them is educator Ed Downes who teaches maths and computer science at Alcuin School, an IB World School in Dallas offering the Diploma Programme (DP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP).
The importance of treating every child as an individual
In a recent interview, Head of School Richard Henry from GEMS World Academy Singapore explains why at GEMS, each child is treated as an individual and how this sets the school apart. Henry has spent over 30 years in the field of education, and was previously Director of School Services at the IB.
Universities survey says IB develops independent inquiry in students
In their 2017 Survey of University Admissions Officers, the ACS International Schools (ACS) and IB Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA), explored how the Diploma Programme (DP) compares to A-levels.