Preparing students for a more global environment
An increasingly popular alternative to the VCE, HSC or QCE is the International Baccalaureate (IB). Growing out of the need to facilitate the mobility of students internationally, it specialises in preparing students for a more global environment. The IB is currently recognised in around 140 countries for university entry, including every major tertiary institution in Australia.
- Primary Years Programme (PYP) ages 3-12
- Middle Years Programme (MYP) ages 11-16
- Diploma Programme (DP) ages 16-19
- Career-related Programme (CP) ages 16-19
These programmes focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they’ve left our programmes.
The PYP focuses on the development of the child and centres around six transdisciplinary themes: who we are, where we are in place and time, how we express ourselves, how the world works, how we organise ourselves and sharing the planet.
The MYP is the first qualification available to secondary students and can be adapted to meet the demands of the Victorian and Australian curriculum. It focuses on developing an international mindset through a focus on communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement.
The DP sees students select six subjects from six discipline groups. It leads to examinations and is recognised by universities not only in Australia but around the world. Learn more about the IB here: https://www.ibo.org/ and https://www.goodschools.com.au/start-here/at-school-and-beyond/international-baccalaureate