IB (International Baccalaureate)
International Baccalaureate (IB) was founded in 1968 at Geneva, Switzerland. IB offers 4 programmes of international education to help students to develop their knowledge, skills, and motivation to challenge what they are told to create a better world.
IB is presently used more than 134 countries worldwide because students can use IB certificate (IBDP - IB Diploma Programme) to submit to leading universities.
IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) is for students with age between 16 - 19 years old and has structure as shown below.
Individual and Socities
Mathematics and Computer Science
Students have to study 6 subjects in total (3 subjects from higher level and 3 subjects from standard level).
Students MUST choose 1 subject to study from each group and they can choose any subject from any group as optional for the 6th subject.
Additionally, there are other 3 main parts that students will get evaluated as following.
- The Extended Essay (4,000 words essay): to test and evaluate the skills of doing research and experiment by themselves individually.
- Theory of Knowledge (100 hours of studying and 1,200 - 1,600 words essay): .
- Creativity, Action, Service (50 hours for each activities): to focus on direct experience outside the classroom via activities that were designed for students to develop and improve their skills as stated in this section's title.
Date and Location
- 2 times a year in May and November
- Students can take IB test only if they are studying in school with IB programme.
- Score range from 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum), which students must pass written test of each subject.
- Maximum score is 45 points (42 from 6 subjects and 3 from Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge).
- Students must get 24 points and pass Creativity, Action, Service evaluation to get the certificates.
- 30 ponits to enter foundation programs
- 32+ points to enter bachelor degrees in leading universities.
- Cost for the course is available here.
Rules and Regulations