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International Baccalaureate

 

Calamvale Community College is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Primary Years Programme. The School is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. 

 

Once authorised, two IB programmes will be available to students:

  • Primary Years Programme – for students aged 5 to 12 years 
  • Diploma Programme – for students in Years 11-12

The International Baccalaureate was introduced in 1968 with an original purpose of facilitating the international mobility of students, by providing students with a curriculum and qualification recognised by universities around the world. The IB philosophy aligns with the College’s vision and focus of international-mindedness, providing students with increased opportunities to be curious problem-solvers and be connected with the global community, as well as pursue international study and career options.

In addition, the International Baccalaureate complements our existing curriculum, breadth and depth of extra-curricula activities, the emphasis on language acquisition and development and the focus on community service projects.

 

Resources from the IB Organisation

• Overview of the IB - http://www.ibo.org/about-the-ib/

• What is an IB Education? http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/digital-tookit/brochures/what-is-an-ib-education-en.pdf

• Diploma Programme brochure - http://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/

• Primary Years Programme brochure - http://www.ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme/

• FAQs for parents about the Diploma Programme http://www.ibo.org/university-admission/recognition-of-the-ib-diploma-by-countries-and-universities/faqs/  and the Primary Years Programme

• How an IB qualification helps students stand out in tertiary applications http://www.ibo.org/news/news-list/in-the-ibs-2014-review-of-research-results-find-ib-programmes-to-have-a-positive-impact-on-student-preparedness-for-college-career-and-civic-life/

•  Visit the IB Organisation website - http://www.ibo.org/  

 

*Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation can offer any of its academic programmes. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted.