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2013

Drawing in students and advancing them

Case study: Diploma Programme (DP) Like other IB World Schools, Campbell High School attracts students with its Diploma Programme. Then it goes a step further by supporting them with a system designed to make sure they succeed in the programme. When Campbell High School in Smyrna, Georgia (US), wanted a program to attract students from outside […]

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Cooking up international mindedness

We invited IB Diploma graduates to reflect on post-IB life and offer perspectives on topics of their choosing. Alumna Lay Wah Carolina Ching is one of this year’s cohort of alumni contributing authors. She is now an educator and writes to us from her home in Ecuador.

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How does a DP school manage to be both tightly focused and highly flexible?

Case study: Diploma Programme (DP) By concentrating on the needs of DP student, Cathedral Vidya School, Lonavala, has served them well—and helped its programme attract more students. As a good Diploma Programme coordinator, Biju Baby asks as many parents as possible about why they are interested in sending their children to his school, Cathedral Vidya School (CVSL) […]

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Persuading parents to focus on the quality of the learning process

Case study: Diploma Programme (DP) The Diploma Programme helps both Tonbridge Grammar School and its students to grow and be the best they can be. A predominately female environment presents special challenges for a school. Knowing that many girls lack self-confidence, the response of Tonbridge Grammar School (TGS) in Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom, is to provide […]

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Curriculum Connections enhances MYP delivery in US high school

Jennifer Hoover of Richard Montgomery High School (RMHS), Montgomery County, Maryland, USA is her county’s magnet coordinator and her school’s Diploma Programme (DP) Coordinator (RMHS offers MYP years 4 and 5 plus the DP). She explains how Curriculum Connections helped the IB teaching team there meet programme and curriculum requirements. Q: Why did you choose […]

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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 […]