Benefits of the IB

Over 135 schools in the UK so far have chosen to teach International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. The IB is intended to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people, who are motivated to succeed.

Benefits for students:

IB students are given access to a unique education. They will:

  • be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning;
  • take part in programmes of education that can prepare them to study at the highest ranking universities around the world;
  • develop a sense of global awareness;
  • become culturally aware, through the development of a second language and focus on internationally relevant learning topics.

Benefits for schools:

IB World Schools gain access to:

  • high quality programmes of education, which support teachers in the delivery of lessons which develop knowledgeable and inquiring students;
  • professional development opportunities that support the effectiveness of educators and inspire collaborative professional learning communities;
  • the worldwide network of highly respected IB World Schools, working together to share best practice.

Benefits for teachers:

IB teachers receive:

  • high quality professional development programmes that encourage critical thinking, self-reflection and a dedication to lifelong learning and continuous improvement;
  • innovative and diverse education frameworks, unit planners, teaching resources and evaluation tools;
  • access to certification and degree programmes offered by highly respected universities worldwide;
  • a pedagogy discipline known to produce students who are motivated to continue inquiry and lifelong learning, beyond school study.