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What is the IB diploma? Ten stories for parents and students new to the IB

The Diploma Programme (DP) is a two-year program that aims to challenge students aged 16-19 on an intellectual, emotional and ethical level while also providing them with the breadth and depth of knowledge of multiple subject areas. Learn more about the components of the DP program and see why it is a valued global curriculum.


Introducing global debates to local schools

Every year, IB Diploma Programme students at Lincoln Community School attend a conference as part of its Ghana Model United Nations (GHAMUN) programme. Students from LCS and other international schools in Ghana and West Africa have the opportunity to simulate UN-style debates, to help them learn about diplomacy, negotiation, international relations, and current global challenges.

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How fair is the university admissions process?

IB World magazine investigates what is being done to ensure all students have equal access to college When the admissions bribery scandal hit the headlines in the US this year, it put a spotlight on the fairness of the entire system. Several individuals were accused of paying money to influence undergraduate admission decisions. The make-up [...]
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Digging deeper into the modern history of Kazakhstan

By Askar Kossybayev and Sagingaliy Kaliyev Since implementing the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) in 2013, the school community of the Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Astana has become increasingly aware of the positive aspects of these unique programmes, which seek to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural […]

"What guidelines have theorists provided in order to tell a literary text from a non-literary one?"

Literary or non-literary: that is the question

Teachers and examiners sometimes find themselves wondering whether a text should be considered literary or non-literary. The answer is often elusive, and agreement is difficult to arrive at. This blog post, by Guillermo Duff, explores some guidelines that could be considered when deciding on the nature of a text.


A community hero

Harsh Bagdy has always had a passion for giving back, which fuelled his desire to create a non-profit charity, Charity Health Resources. The charity raises money to purchase quality wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs and other devices for people without adequate health insurance. In its first year it made 20 donations.