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A DP grad’s string of victories: Q&A with Canadian yo-yo champion Harrison Lee

IB programmes are designed to cultivate students’ agency. Programme elements like the exhibition, personal project and CAS, encourage students to explore and develop their unique interests. In this post, Harrison Lee—a graduate of the Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP) and a three-time Canadian national champion in yoyo—describes how […]

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Speaking up for yourself

Each year we invite IB alumni to share their experiences, interests and advice with our global community in the graduate voices series. We welcome Diploma Programme (DP) graduate of Loveland High School, Sally Runions for her take on the value of self-advocacy.

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Camilo Saravia Aguayo’s Proton Smart Clothing: Tugging at the Threads of the Future

Camilo Saravia Aguayo is a Spanish National Committee scholar currently studying physics, economics, design technology, math, French and English within the Diploma Program (DP) at the United World College of Thailand (UWCT) in Phuket. We caught up with Camilo as he shared a little more about his studies at UWCT and about his entrepreneurial venture […]

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Raising awareness about water quality and scarcity

The people in the Kolar District of Karnataka, India, face issues of water scarcity, soil fertility and water pollution. To raise awareness, Diploma Programme (DP) students at Christ Junior College (CJC), Bangalore, India, decided to investigate the problems in the area and create an environmental awareness programme, as part of fieldwork for their environmental systems […]

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Curriculum Review—Part II

In the first part of this series of blogs on curriculum review, we explained how the seven-year process is a collaborative consultation involving teachers, examiners, advice from consultants and universities and of course, IB subject matter experts. This blog looks at some aspects of the changes discussed by educators at the recent DP mathematics subject […]