When we think of our children’s future, one of the main things that come to mind is education. Each and every parent’s dream is to see their child successful in life and in order for that to happen, they have to let their child finish schooling. Some parents want their child to have advanced learning and additional knowledge. Luckily, there is a program for that. It is called the IB Diploma Programme. According to the ibo.org, the IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students.
In an article by Monikah Schuschu, we would be able to know some of the benefits of earning an IB diploma.
What Are the Benefits of Earning an IB Diploma?
In past posts on the CollegeVine blog, you may have noticed that when we talk about AP courses and exams, we sometimes mention another acronym that may not sound as familiar to you: IB. This stands for International Baccalaureate, and represents another advanced educational option for high school students that exists alongside the AP program.
While the IB program isn’t as popular as the AP program in the United States, it can definitely be a worthwhile option for those who have access to it. In particular, earning an IB diploma, which requires that you take certain courses and fulfill additional academic and extracurricular obligations, can be an impressive qualification to add to your resume.
The IB Diploma Programme could really offer us a lot of benefits like increased opportunities especially when entering college. It could also be an asset because not all has taken extra subjects that teach a lot of important skills. This would be great for students. Since the IBDP is still not so familiar with people, we, especially parents need to know the terms related to the programme. IB Official will help us regarding this matter by giving us fifteen IB diploma terms. Let us read below.
15 IB diploma terms parents need to know
New to the IB Diploma Programme (DP)? We know that understanding this IB programme is important for parents and guardians who want to support their child throughout their studies. These fifteen terms will help you stay ahead of the curve.
The full IB diploma
The IB diploma is a globally-recognized qualification awarded to students who fulfill all required components of the two-year IB Diploma Programme (DP). To receive the full IB diploma, students must 1) take three higher level (HL) and three standard level (SL) courses and exams, 2) complete the DP core requirements, and 3) be awarded a minimum total score of 24 out of 45 possible points.
The DP core
In addition to completing courses in six subject areas, full IB diploma candidates are required to complete the three core components: creativity, activity, service (CAS), the extended essay (EE), and theory of knowledge (TOK). Read more here.
Great! If we are planning to let our children undergo the IB Diploma Programme, we should be familiar with these terms because we are going to encounter them throughout the programme. There are a lot of countries which offer this kind of programme; one is Singapore. In fact, Singapore topped the Asia-Pacific in IB Diploma exams with 48 perfect scores. Let us know the details through an article by Amelia Teng.
Singapore tops Asia-Pacific in IB diploma exams, with 48 perfect scorers
SINGAPORE – Singapore has topped the Asia-Pacific region in the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma examinations.
It produced 48 students who attained the perfect score of 45 points in the exam last November. Almost all the 1,640 students – or 98 per cent – who took the exam passed, compared with the global rate of 81 per cent.
Their average scores were also higher than the global average: 38.5 points against 31 points, according to the Switzerland-based IB Organisation that conducts the examinations. Read more here.
Wow! That was really amazing. A great number of takers really passed the examination, almost everyone actually. That just proves that the IB Programme taught them well. That is why if we ever get the chance to have our children enroll in this programme, we should not hesitate because there is no doubt that they will learn a lot of important things that they will need in the future. It will not be a waste of time and money. It will be worth it.