Benefits of the IB
There are a multitude of benefits of an International Baccalaureate education, as ISWA graduates and their families have discovered.
The International Baccalaureate provides a rigorous, high-quality, and progressive education that benefits children of all ages, regardless of their learning style.
The International Baccalaureate Organisation states that key benefits of the IB include the following.
- be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
- take part in programmes of education that can lead them to some of the highest ranking universities around the world
- become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
- be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.
Reaching their full potential
Students often perform better in an International Baccalaureate learning system than in other education environments. The International Baccalaureate Organisation has extensive information about the performances of IB students on their website. For example, students who complete the IB Diploma Programme are more likely to enrol at top universities, and more likely to succeed in their university studies, due to the nature and structure of the Diploma Programme. Students in the Primary and Middle Years Programmes typically outperform other students in a number of learning areas.
The International Baccalaureate develops well-rounded individuals, with an emphasis on social and emotional resilience, creativity, physical development, and community service, in addition to academic achievement.
Additionally, IB programmes encourage students to communicate their ideas clearly, thoughtfully and effectively. The ability to confidently express oneself whilst respecting the opinions and experiences of others is a valuable skill for success in life. The development of confident, capable and community-minded leaders of tomorrow is another of the benefits of the IB.