International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.
The program is unique in that it is based on no particular national education system, but is a deliberate balance between breadth and the specialization which is required by many Universities.
Students learn more than a collection of facts.
The Diploma Program prepares students for university and encourages them to:
- ask challenging questions
- learn how to learn
- develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
- develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.
At the Queensland Academies – Creative Industries Campus, we align strongly with the Diploma’s emphasis upon international-mindedness. This stands firmly in line with our vision for our graduates to have an understanding of global issues and a concern for others in our community and the broader world.
The IB Organisation believes that students must also develop an understanding of their own cultural and national identity. For this reason, all students study two languages.
We believe the IB Diploma course will assist students in developing the skills they need to live and work in an international context which is essential for life in the 21st Century. It provides a balanced education for the ‘whole’ student and provides excellent preparation for both university and adult life.
For summary statistics of the last IB Diploma Program examination session, and comparisons with previous years, read the latest statistical bulletin.
IB community theme website
The IB community theme website has been created to enable students, teachers, parents, school communities, IB staff and everyone associated with the IB, to share and collaborate on the IB community theme: sharing our humanity.
Find out more at the IB community theme website.
There is an IB magazine that students are welcome to either subscribe to or locate in their campus library – you can find out more and read some content here: Read IB World