IBO stands for International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and is commonly referred to as IB. The IB provides a curriculum continuum for students aged 3-19. IB programmes challenge students to excel in their studies, and encourages both personal and academic achievement. IB Diploma programme students obtain a university entrance qualification that gives access to universities around the world.
IB offers four programmes: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). Programmes at all stages focus on developing students' international perspectives.
The IB curriculum is not based on the curriculum system of any single country in the world, rather it is a self-contained educational system. It has adopted the advantages of mainstream curriculum systems in many developed countries and allows for coverage of the core content of national curriculum systems. Therefore, the IB curriculum system is not only compatible with mainstream education curriculum systems in many countries, but also unique under the development of its own educational philosophy. The International Baccalaureate (IB), and the Diploma Programme (DP) in particular, enjoys a high level of respect and recognition among the world’s higher education institutions.
IB education is considered "mature international quality education" in the world. Senior experts state that the international education advocated by IB is not the same as "Western" or "European-style" education. True international education must, while respecting the nature of students' learning, train students to be lifelong learners who are able to create beauty, actively face problems, and understand love.
They will be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
They will become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts
They will be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.
They will take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
IB Learner Profile
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.
Inspired by the philosophy of world-renowned Reggio Emilia early childhood teaching, and strengthened by the IB Primary Years Programme standards and practices, the Science City Early Childhood Learning Centre will focus on inquiry and self-guided learning that is supported by highly qualified and experienced educators, who partner with parents in the educational development of each child.
In the Primary School, crucial to student learning and development is the utilization of the IB Primary Years Programme, a framework for our education which meets the highest of international education standards. As an inquiry-based programme, the Primary School will ensure that individual subject areas are strong and challenging, helping students make connections between each subject area. Our programme is well-placed to help students apply their knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding in real-world situations.
ISA Science City aims to provide the final two core programs of the International Baccalaureate. For Grades 6-10, all student will undertake a rigorous programme of study across the eight subject areas mandated within the IB Middle Years Programme. In Grades 11 and 12, our students will undertake the most globally recognized programme of study, as we aim to provide the IB Diploma Programme, which is recognized internationally for its' rigor, the breath of course requirements, as well as the standard of thinking and learning that is required by each successful student. It is in part because of this, that universities and colleges around the world value students who have completed the IB Diploma, often fast-tracking their entry.