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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.

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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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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 […]

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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.