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International Baccalaureate IB

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What is the IB?

"The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a global leader in international education—developing inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people. Our programmes empower school-aged students to take ownership in their own learning and help them develop future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in a world that changes fast." - International Baccalaureate

Origin of the DP

The DP was established to provide students with a balanced education, facilitate geographic and cultural mobility and to promote international understanding. It was created by teachers at the International School of Geneva, with assistance from several other international schools. Since then, innovative and committed teachers and examiners from around the world have played a significant role in the development of the program. ISB was the first school in Thailand to offer the IB Diploma. 

What part of the IB Program is offered at ISB?  

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At ISB, we offer the IB Diploma program. Established in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) was the first program offered by the IB and is taught to students aged 16-19.

Why take the IB Diploma at ISB?

The IB offers an ambitious curriculum with an international outlook. This two year program is widely recognised as an excellent preparation for higher education in many countries around the world. The IB Diploma allows students to become specialists in three subjects studied at ‘Higher Level’, whilst keeping up their intellectual development in other areas at ‘Standard Level’. To fulfil the programme requirements students must choose subjects from each of the the six subject groups, which includes the study of two languages and the IB Diploma Core; the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and CAS. For most courses, students take written examinations at the end of the DP. In many program areas, students complete externally assessed coursework. Components of the DP core require students to produce coursework, for example. Read more about assessment in the DP.

Some students opt to take our Personal Choice Diploma, which may include several IB Diploma courses. These students will receive individual IB certificates in this case, once completed. Regardless of the ISB pathway chosen, all ISB graduates receive offers from a variety of world renowned Colleges and Universities, who recognize the excellence and rigour of our programs of studies. ISB’s diverse curriculum, exceptional teaching and multiple opportunities for our students to develop their skills and attributes, ensure that ISB graduates are well prepared for future success in college and beyond.

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Pathways to Higher Education and Employment

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities, and evidence suggests that higher rates of DP students go on to university and higher education study than non-IB students. 

DP students across the world apply to more than 3,300 higher education institutions each year, in close to 90 countries.

The most popular of these institutions are ranked among the top universities in the world.

The IB recognition resource and document library has testimonials from universities working with DP students, and the IB organization's research pages look in detail at the performance of DP students, including comparisons with other students.

More information can be found on the IB website here

ISB achievements in the IB Diploma