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DP students win computational chemistry awards

It’s likely that computational chemistry is an unfamiliar term to many of us. However, Diploma Programme graduates in Girona, Spain—Arnau Cañabate and Èric Vallès from Bell-lloc del Pla school—recently won four well-respected awards for their research on the topic. The four awards include: Gaining a grant Granting a Joves 10 Scholarship Foundation Jaume Casademont, Girona […]

Jasmine Jackson-Irwin is a proud North Carolina native and recipient of the IB Diploma from <a href="" target="_blank">Parkland Magnet High School</a>.

The IB programme and becoming a life-long learner

We invited IB diploma graduates to reflect on post-IB life and offer perspectives on topics of their choosing.  This is the second article in a series by Jasmine Jackson-Irwin, one of this year’s cohort of alumni contributing authors. By Jasmine Jackson-Irwin An IB alumna, a liberal arts graduate, and a tech salesperson walk into a room. What do […]

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Creating a new tradition

Case study: Diploma Programme (DP) Founded in 1950, the High School Affiliated to Renmin University in China just began offering the Diploma Programme in 2012. Yet the cohort already has increased to the point that the biggest barrier to more growth is simply space. Chinese schools typically take a traditional approach to education. The Diploma Programme (DP) focuses on not […]


Challenged to succeed

Case study: Diploma Programme (DP) Eighty-five percent of the students at Robinson Secondary School take at least one DP class. That has not always been the case. The coordinators and teachers who make that possible believe in their students and the IB philosophy—and they work hard to support both. The international flavor at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia, in the […]

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Perseverance pays off

Case study: Diploma Programme (DP) The International School of Düsseldorf was one of the first schools to offer the Diploma Programme. Some 40 years later, the school continues to believe in the IB pedagogy. When the International School of Düsseldorf (ISD) began to offer the Diploma Programme (DP) in 1977, one obstacle arose immediately: The local state government authorities did […]