Useful resources

The International Baccalaureate (IB) provides a wide range of useful resources for candidate schools.

Resource library

Our resources section tells you what you need to know about the IB, the IB curriculum, all of our courses, and school requirements for authorization.

The resources are primarily for schools wishing to become authorized.

In 2020, the IB published newly revised Programme standards and practices (PSP 2020). The revised Programme standards and practices reflect a fundamental shift to continuous holistic programme development and planning. The PSP 2020 are now being used by authorized IB World Schools for the evaluation process. Schools who apply for candidacy after 1 August 2022, will use the revised Programme standards and practices as the basis of the authorization process.

Schools applying on or before 1 August 2022 should use resources and professional development tagged "for schools applying for candidacy before 1 August 2022".

Schools applying for candidacy after 1 August 2022 should use resources and professional development tagged "for schools applying for candidacy after 1 August 2022".

Resources are split into the following sections:

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Glossary of terms

An A-Z guide to everything you need to know about the IB, from candidate schools to verification visits.

Explore our glossary of terms

IB Publishing

Are you an IB educator looking for resources for your school? Our publishing program spans the entire academic spectrum, including a wide range of textbooks, curriculum guides, exam materials, and digital resources that support IB teachers and encourage IB learners worldwide. IB Publishing resources are designed to supplement curriculum, from subject-specific support to professional development.

Find out more here