We, as teachers, always want to be an inspiration and we want to open minds up.

Marie-Louise Brown - DP alumnus and IB coordinator

Information for students and parents

At the IB, every student’s education is at the center of all that we do. Because we share a commitment to student success, we've created this page to support students, parents and guardians throughout their journey at an IB World School.

What is an IB education?

IB learners strive to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, openminded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. These attributes represent a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond intellectual development and academic success. This is the IB’s educational philosophy.

Getting to know your IB coordinator

If you are already at an IB World School, get to know your school’s programme coordinator. They are ready to answer questions about the general characteristics of IB programmes, the administration, and implementation at your school. They are the intermediary for communication with the International Baccalaureate and are there to support IB candidates. Find an IB World School to contact the coordinator.

Assessment and results

In the Diploma Programme (DP) and Middle-Years Programme (MYP), the International Baccalaureate conducts two examination sessions each year. We work to the core principles that all students receive a result that is fair, reliable and recognized. Our assessments give students the opportunity to demonstrate not just what they have learnt, but how they can apply this learning.

Results day for DP students

For the May exam session, results are issued to schools in July. For the November session, results are issued to schools in January. Students will be able to access their results electronically via the candidate website.

To access the site, please contact your school's IB programme coordinator. 

Find out more about results day

Requesting transcripts

Before results are released, students can request to have results sent to six universities. This service is free of charge. 

All requests must be submitted by the programme coordinator of the school where the student is taking the DP. After results day, additional transcripts will incur a fee.

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University recognition

IB graduates are academically prepared for university coursework, and research shows that they perform exceptionally well when compared to their non-IB peers. Many universities publish their own policies explaining exactly how an IB student can apply. 

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Frequently asked questions

If you have a specific question, the following information can help you with your query. This section is frequently updated and we'll be adding more information soon on other related topics. 

Assessment FAQ

Transcripts FAQ

Programmes and enrollment

If you are just beginning to explore and IB education, the resources below will help you learn about the programmes we offer in partnership with IB World Schools.

Primary Years Programme
(ages 3-12) 

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Through emphasis on the whole child, Primary Years Programme (PYP) students are encouraged to be active, caring, lifelong learners with personal, positive attributes and the capacity to take responsible action.

PYP for parents

Middle Years Programme
(ages 11-16)

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With great care given to social and emotional wellbeing, students in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) are encouraged to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers prepared for further studies.

MYP for parents

Diploma Programme
(ages 16-19)

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In preparation for university and beyond, students in the Diploma Programme (DP) develop a breadth and depth of knowledge needed to flourish as creative problem-solvers and lifelong independent thinkers.

DP for parents

Career-related Programme
(ages 16-19)

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Fusing academic subjects with professional interests, Career-related Programme (CP) students engage in a practical, real-world approach to learning combined with two challenging DP courses of their choosing.

CP for parents

Student and alumni stories

IB programme graduates often reflect positively on the impact of the IB experience on their lives. Read these stories from IB World School alumni from every corner of the globe.

Alumni stories 

Enrolling at an IB World School

To enrol your child at an IB World School, we encourage parents to contact the school's admissions office directly for more information. The IB provides a curriculum and assessment framework that is used by IB World Schools. As independent organizations, each school has its own admissions criteria.


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