Why International Baccalaureate at PLC?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit education foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland that originally provided university entry qualification. Today it offers three programmes that cover the years of formal education: Diploma Programme (Years 11/12), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Primary Years Programme (PYP).
PLC commenced teaching the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in 2004 (Pre-Primary to Year 6), the Middle Years Programme in 2005 (Years 7 – 10) and the Diploma Programme (Years 11 and 12) in 2010.
PLC's research of the IB programmes led us to the conclusion that we were already implementing much that was in keeping with their philosophies, teaching methodologies and assessment principles. Like PLC, the IB courses focus on the development of the whole child - the heart as well as the mind.
Adopting the PYP, MYP and DP was a significant step in moving towards an internationally recognised standard. The IB authorisation and evaluation process means that the School's programmes and teaching methodologies are audited against internationally established benchmarks. Additionally, our teachers have access to an international network of educators willing to share their practice.
IB Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate Mission aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
IB Learner Profile
The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st Century. The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally-minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
The IB Learner
An IB Learner is, or will become:
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