1. It increases academic opportunity.

The IB Diploma is recognized and welcomed by universities around the globe.

Research studies show that IB Diploma students are more likely to gain entry to top-level universities than entrants holding other qualifications.

2. IB students care more than just academics.

Through creativity, action, and service (CAS), the IB students learn outside the classroom and develop emotionally and ethically, as well as intellectually.

3. IB DP encourages the students to become confident and independent learners.

To achieve success in mastering subject-matter content takes motivation, time, energy, effort, and the use of learning strategies. The Extended Essay and course work of the DP help the students to develop these essential skills required to direct their own learning.

4. The IB encourages critical thinking.

To prepare for college-level coursework, the students need to do more than memorize facts and follow directions. To succeed in college and in the workplace, the students require thinking skills and strategies that enable them to develop and demonstrate the ability to learn, apply and use knowledge and information to solve problems.

IB students learn how to analyze and evaluate issues, generate ideas and consider new perspectives.

5. Graduates are globally minded.

Through continued study of additional languages and through the incorporation of international mindedness into course planning, students are well able to successfully take their place in a globalized world.

6. The IB is an international qualification.

The DP is recognized globally by universities and employers.

7. DP students have proven time management skills.

No single factor is more important to a student’s success than the degree to which he/she takes ownership for his/her learning. IB DP is building the tool kit the students need to transition from the teacher-dependent learning which is typically the norm in high schools to the independent learning that is essential in post-secondary education.

IB DP students have well-developed study habits, time management, test taking skills, note taking skills, memorizing, strategic reading, collaborative learning and technological proficiency which they take with them to further their education and future careers.

8. Subjects are not taught in isolation.

Connections are drawn from and between all of their subjects. IB students understand how their learning in one field can benefit their understanding in another.

9. IB assesses more than academic skills.

The DP students learn to understand the material instead of only memorizing facts or topics and prepare for exams.

10. IB encourages critical thinking.

Students study six subjects with three at higher level and three at standard level, as well as the Theory of Knowledge.

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