The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an assessed programme for students aged 16 to 19. It is respected by leading universities across the globe.
Through the DP, schools are able to develop students who:
The IB makes the claim that:
"DP students are better able than their peers to cope with demanding workloads, manage their time and meet the expectations placed on them, according to one study".
No evidence is presented in this regard - at least on the IB web site or that we could find, however there is no doubt with more subjects studied over a shorter period of time than its peer, the A' Level, IB students do need to plan their time very, very effectively.
The DP is preceded by the IB’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).
"The three programmes are philosophically aligned, each centred on developing attributes of the IB learner profile. The programmes are consistent in their pedagogical approach."
Despite this many schools follow the IB at Diploma level do not follow the IB MYP - but instead opt for GCSE.
There are a number of reasons for this. IB requires strong teachers - it is almost entirely dependant on what your school and teachers put into it compared to the GCSE which is considerably more perscriptive in terms of syllabus and methodologies of delivery. Most importantly however there is no paper-based assesment - the MYP does not end in a recognized qualification, while GCSE does.
In fact for some universities internationally, including the US, GCSE is sufficient for entrance, while the IB MYP would not be.
At least partially because of this many international schools opt for the GCSE up to 16 and then the IB DP from post 16 education.
|Anglo-Chinese School (International)||Holland Village||Singapore Central|
|Australian International School (AIS)||Serangoon||Singapore North East|
|Canadian International School (Lakeside)||Jurong||Singapore West|
|Cedar Girls’ Secondary School||Toa Payoh||Singapore Central|
|Chatsworth International School (Bukit Timah)||Bukit Timah||Singapore Central|
|Dover Court||Queenstown||Singapore Central|
|Dulwich College (Singapore)||Jurong||Singapore West|
|EtonHouse International School (Orchard)||Holland Village||Singapore Central|
|GEMS World Academy (Singapore)||Yishun||Singapore North|
|GESS||Bukit Timah||Singapore Central|
|GIIS SMART Campus||Serangoon||Singapore North East|
|Global Indian International School (Queenstown)||Queenstown||Singapore Central|
|Hillside World Academy (HWA)||Serangoon||Singapore North East|
|Hwa Chong International School (HCIS)||Bukit Timah||Singapore Central|
|ISS International School (Preston)||Tanglin||Singapore Central|
|Nexus International School (Singapore)||Bukit Timah||Singapore Central|
|NPS International School||Bedok||Singapore East|
|One World International School (Nanyang)||Jurong||Singapore West|
|Overseas Family School||Tampines and Pasir Ris||Singapore East|
|School of the Arts (Singapore)||Museum & Rochor||Singapore Central|
|Singapore Sports School||Woodlands||Singapore North|
|St Francis Methodist School||Bukit Panjang||Singapore West|
|St Joseph's Institution International School||Toa Payoh||Singapore Central|
|St Joseph’s Institution||Tanglin||Singapore Central|
|Stamford American International School||Toa Payoh||Singapore Central|
|Tanglin Trust School||Queenstown||Singapore Central|
|UWC South East Asia (Dover Campus)||Queenstown||Singapore Central|
|UWC South East Asia (East Campus)||Tampines and Pasir Ris||Singapore East|