5 Top Reasons Why the IBDP is Ideal Preparation for University

There are many ways in which the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme stands out as a top educational qualification the world over. It equips students with a unique blend of knowledge, skills and competencies that are especially essential for success in the dynamic 21st century world we live in. The IBDP lays a solid foundation for higher studies and the world of employment and entrepreneurship that lies beyond. Here’s how: 

The IBDP increases academic opportunity 

According to research conducted by the International Baccalaureate organisation, graduates of the Diploma programme are more likely to be enrolled at leading higher education institutes around the world as compared to students holding other qualifications. The transdisciplinary, skills-centric approach of the IBDP equips students with the academic calibre and mindset to persevere and achieve excellence in the pursuit of their goals. 

IB students care about more than just results 

Through the Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) component of the IBDP, students gain exposure to the world and extend their learning far beyond the confines of the classroom. This allows them to grow as individuals, emotionally and ethically. IBDP graduates value the learning process over end results. They demonstrate the skills and sensitivity to reflect upon their efforts so as to make improvements where required and make a true and valuable contribution to every group or community they belong to. 

It creates confident and independent learners 

In addition to participating effectively in group situations, IBDP graduates are lifelong learners who enjoy discovering new things and taking up challenges. The Extended Essay component of the programme requires students to conduct in-depth research which is a key skill required for success in advanced courses at university and beyond. The substantive work load of the programme also ensures that students develop good time management and study habits so as to be ready for success in the competitive 21st century world. 

The IBDP is an international qualification 

The IBDP is a top educational qualification recognised by institutes of higher education and employers the world over. Moreover, the programme imparts an international mindset that shapes graduates into global citizens who can interact effectively with diverse people. The IB experience teaches young people to analyse and evaluate issues, generate ideas and consider new perspectives. 

It encourages breadth and depth of learning 

Students choose to study a variety of subjects from six different groups namely, Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics, and The Arts. Each subject can be studied at different levels and Theory of Knowledge classes allows students to form connections between subjects This allows for both breadth and depth of learning while providing all-round academic and intellectual growth. Moreover, the assessment process ensures that students gain a thorough understanding of the subjects they study as opposed to simply memorising facts or topics. 

Back in May, a handful of our IBDP graduates made short videos to celebrate College Signing Day.  Watch two of them below: