The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme, has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. The programme is designed for highly motivated students looking for a rigourous educational experience.
How does the DP compare to other qualifications?
A study by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in the UK concluded that IB graduates were more likely to enroll in one of the UK’s top 20 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), when compared to A-level and other student groups with similar qualifications.
An Ofqual report from 2012 described the assessments in the Diploma Programme as excellent for allowing differentiation, for encouraging independent thinking and research skills, and for allowing students to demonstrate higher order skills. In 2014, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) developed a new tariff system that gave the International Baccalaureate an official A-level equivalence.
Australian Curriculum and Australian Qualifications Framework
Teachers interviewed for a 2014 study by Deakin University generally believed that the DP provides better university preparation than the AC. Additional benefits of the DP curriculum included real-work application, clear global dimensions and the development of intercultural understanding.
Indian Central Board of Secondary Education and Council for the Indian Schools Certificate Examination
Researchers at the Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi, found the DP curriculum and assessments were more comprehensive and exhaustive, more likely to encourage multiple perspectives and the appreciation of different contexts, and more likely to develop analytical, critical and evaluative abilities when compared to the CBSE and CISCE.
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