We asked recent DP graduates from around the world to submit essays and personal statements that played a role in their admissions process to the university of their choice. We chose excerpts from four essays that highlight four different approaches.
How the Career-related Programme at Westminster Academy, in the UK, is helping students to achieve their ambitions “The Career-related Programme (CP) has opened a lot of students’ eyes to how education can genuinely be tailored around them and their career aspirations,” says Holly Youlden, CP Coordinator and Director of Learning for the Sixth Form at Westminster […]
Exam results for the November 2018 session have just been released for Diploma and Career-related Programme students. Congratulations to everyone collecting results. You can follow these top tips to make sure you can access your results easily.
Children aged 5-17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily, recommends the World Health Organization (WHO). Yet, globally 81% of school-going adolescents (aged 11-17) are not active enough.
York County School of Technology explains why it decided to offer the Career-related Programme to its students Career-related Programme (CP) students at York County School of Technology, Pennsylvania, USA, want to work in sectors as diverse as medicine, neuroprosthetics, personal training and automotive technology. They’re being helped to achieve their ambitions because of the CP’s […]
When information on all topics explored by humanity to date is contained in the cloud, and in the palms of our students, we must ask ourselves about the role of schools and teachers, their relevance and effectiveness. Anyone who believes that schools and teachers will survive in the next decade by simply repeating the formulas […]
By Paula Wilcock The first official examinations for IB Diploma Programme (DP) assessments were taken in 1971 by just 29 students. Fast-forward to today and more than 200,000 students will take an IB assessment this year alone. We asked Paula Wilcock, Chief Assessment Officer, to tell us how she and her team ensure that they […]
Have you ever wondered what happens to your examination paper from the moment you complete it to the moment you receive your results?
Entering university in the United States? You may be looking to lower the cost of your education or the time it takes to graduate. In addition to finding scholarships, many institutions offer generous course credit for your IB diploma
Working with leading university researchers from around the world, we conduct rigorous studies about the impacts of our programmes on students, teachers and schools. Given the increasing importance of data in the education field, research can be helpful in making the case for IB programmes. This new resource highlights global research key findings across the […]
By Mairianne Walker Today, millions of people woke up, switched on their phones and digested the latest news from around the world. I was one of those people. What I read each day tells me we live in turbulent times. Fortunately, my social media feed is filled with inspiring quotes from people like Nelson Mandela […]
IB teachers tell IB World magazine how they encourage students to lead their learning
How does a scientific mind look at the world, and how do students learn the thinking behind the doing? Be part of an exciting project to understand what it means for a student to develop scientific inquiry skills throughout their IB education from 3-19 years. We are looking at both how scientific protocols are unpacked […]
By Mark Waldron I think independent schools in the UK fear the word ‘vocational’. However highly-rated qualifications like BTECs (Business and Technology Education Council) are by employers and universities, they remain widely misunderstood and often discounted as inadequate by the parents who influence decisions in independent school curriculums. Vocational or professional learning remains a hot […]
Joel Adams, a Diploma Programme (DP) Curriculum Manger for Visual arts and information technology in a global society explores what design thinking offer us as educators. Is it just the newest buzzword on the ed-block or might it help inform, change and shape our pedagogy in 2017?