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Archive | Student success
MYP students in Qatar reach the finals of the World Scholar’s Cup
The World Scholar’s Cup (WSC), an international team academic tournament, aims to motivate students of all backgrounds to discover new strengths and practice new skills. Middle Years Programme (MYP) students Rhea Arora, Saidatul Zairin and Salma Tuffaha from The International School London (ISL) in Qatar, are preparing for the final “Tournament of Champions”.
Design Technology facilitates the student innovator and inventor
Get the inside story on the new design technology course. It aims to facilitate the development of students as designers, focusing on invention and innovation. Plus, see the work of Ting-Ting Chou a 2010 IB Graduate from NIST International School, Bangkok, Thailand.
DP student Andrew Abrahamsen performs at Carnegie Hall
Andrew Abrahamsen, an IB Diploma Programme student in New York, recently performed an original composition at Carnegie Hall. His piece, “Sanctuary”, was originally composed to fulfill an IB Music HL requirement.
Danike de Jager completes CAS in Botswana
Thanks to the work of students like Danike de Jager, the Westwood International School in Botswana has made rhino conservation and working with underprivileged youth into sustainable school projects. DP students team up with their peers at the International School in Stockholm working collaboratively to create awareness of the importance of rhino conservation and raise […]
Mary McCarney is inspired by her PYP students
Mary McCarney is British and has been teaching for 25 years, mostlyin the UK. Five years ago she joined Atlanta International School, USA, where she is currently a fourth grade PYP English teacher.
Briley Rossiter, MYP student and published author
Briley Rossiter, an MYP student, published an illustrated children’s book at the age of 11. The story was inspired by true events, capturing the loving relationship between herself and her sister Ainsley suffering from Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy.
Featured student: Yaya Lu’s software invention earns Pride of Australia Medal 2013 State Award for Tasmania
Yaya Lu was awarded the Pride of Australia Medal 2013 State Award for Tasmania to recognise her work in support of quadriplegic assistance. Here, she tells us about the inspiration for her work as well as the innovative software that won her the accolade.
Student achievement recognized around the world following November exam results
Congratulations to all 2013 candidates from both November and May for their success over the course of the year. Earlier this week, more than six thousand IB diploma and certificate graduates received their results from the November examination session.
Featured Student: Scholarship recipient from Zimbabwe
We spoke with student Tatenda Mashanda, who talked about what he learned at the recent IB World Student Conference at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
IB student uses art to reflect on tough issues
Annemarie Bresson is in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at South Lakes High School and will be going to college next year. Among her IB classes is art. “She does very personal work about identity and growing up mixed-race,” says art teacher Matt Ravenstahl.
IB student wins prestigious award in UK
Eighteen-year-old Arthi Nachiappan recently won a national award in the UK for making a significant contribution to promote international understanding and global awareness. Arthi is a Diploma Programme student at Bilborough College in Nottingham.
Thinking globally and acting locally with CAS
IB students who attended the World Student Conference (WSC) in 2012 are still drawing from their experiences and blogging about it! The global recognition team caught up with four of last year’s conference participants to see how they are completing their CAS projects. Details at www.ibo.org/wsc. Nafis Jalil — International School Dhaka, Bangladesh Nafis has […]
World Student Conference global engagement
Dive into the 2012 World Student Conferences. Look for more this June through August as students prepare for the 2013 conferences. Details on all four conferences are available at www.ibo.org/wsc. Current IB Diploma Programme and Career-related Certificate students will have the opportunity to join with fellow IBers at the different World Student Conferences, taking place around […]