International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.

IB have three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The organisation was founded in 1968 and we currently work with 5, 000 schools in 140 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 888,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.
What is so special about IB programmes?

- IB programmes are recognized around the world and ensure an increased adaptability and mobility for IB students.

- The curriculum and pedagogy of IB programmes focus on international perspectives of learning and teaching, while insisting that students fully explore their home culture and language.

- IB World Schools must undergo an exhaustive authorization process in order to offer one or more of the programmes, which includes a study of the school’s resources and commitment to the IB mission and philosophy.

- IB teachers participate in a wide variety of professional development opportunities to constantly update their knowledge and share their expertise with colleagues around the world.

- Many students graduating from the Diploma Programme find that it enhances their opportunities at tertiary institutions. The IB works closely with universities around the world to gain recognition for IB programmes.

- The core components of IB programmes encourage students to participate in creative and service-oriented activities, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of reflection on a personal and academic level.

The Primary Years Programme for students aged 3 to 12 focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside.

The Middle Years Programme for students aged 11 to 16 provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills, achieved through embracing and transcending traditional school subjects.

The Diploma Programme for students aged 16 to 19 is a demanding two-year curriculum leading to final examinations and a qualification that is welcomed by leading universities around the world.

Each programme includes acurriculum and pedagogy, student assessment appropriate to the age range, professional development for teachers and a process of school authorization and evaluation.

Read more on www.ibo.org/general/who.cfm or www.swedishibschools.info