The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program

Building confident, globally-minded citizens ready for university

The curriculum

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Program curriculum includes six subjects and three core requirements. You will take six classroom courses from qualified IB Diploma teachers, ensuring breadth of knowledge in languages, social studies, science, mathematics and the arts.

The program develops critical thinking, active participation, research and writing skills, which will prepare you for the types of assignments you will receive at university.

The IB Diploma is for you if:

You are an internationally minded student who wants to study content through a global lens

You want to take courses across a number of subject groups

You learn best when you combine in-class lessons with hands-on opportunities outside of class

IB Core

The IB Diploma core components challenge students to apply their knowledge and skills beyond their courses of study.

Theory of Knowledge

Asks students to reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know. Ways of knowing, critical thinking and personal reflection

Extended Essay

An independent, self-directed piece of research resulting in a 4,000-word paper. Independent research, academic writing, communication skills

Creativity, Activity, Service

Involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. Creative expression, physical activity, service learning

IB Boarding school experiences at EF Academy

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