International Baccalaureate

Oxbridge International School is a candidate school* for the PYP. 

Oxbridge International School is a candidate school* for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, and international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

Since it was founded in 1968, the IB’s mission has been built on a cornerstone of creating a better world through education. We believe that now more than ever, and are committed to ensuring that our educational programmes reflect this for the benefit of IB schools and students. 

The IB has a presence in over 150 countries throughout the world. There are IB World Schools across the globe, and universities worldwide recognize the strength of our programmes. More than 4,000 schools so far have chosen to teach International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes, with their unique academic rigour and their emphasis on students’ personal development. Those schools employ over 70,000 educators, teaching more than one million students worldwide. 

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.The IB's programmes are different from other curricula because they:

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations 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.

The IB's programmes are different from other curricula because they:

• encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
• develop independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
• encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts
• develop multilingual students.

Our programmes help IB students:

• ask challenging questions
• think critically
• develop research skills proven to help them in higher education

Because of their time in the IB, students develop:

• time management skills and a strong sense of self-motivation
• a keen interest in civic engagement
• notable academic ability
• strong research and writing skills
• critical thinking abilities
• an international outlook.

According to the research, IB students are strong on:

• student leadership activities
• working with university faculty on research projects
• finding opportunities to study in other countries
• tutoring other students
• taking part in voluntary and community service
• completing internships.

The PYP is committed to structured, purposeful inquiry that engages students actively in their own learning. The programme supports students’ efforts to construct meaning from the world around them by:

• drawing on their prior knowledge
• providing provocation through new experiences
• providing opportunities for reflection and consolidation.

The purposes of assessment are to:

• promote student learning
• provide information about student learning
• contribute to the successful implementation of the programme.

The IB's programmes are different from other curricula because they:

• encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
• develop independently of government and national systems, incorporating quality practice from research and our global community of schools
• encourage students of all ages to consider both local and global contexts
• develop multilingual students.

IB programmes

Primary Years Programme

The PYP prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child.

Age range: 3-12
First offered: 1997

Middle Years Programme

A challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, the MYP is inclusive by design; students of all interests and academic abilities can benefit from their participation.

Age range: 11-16
First offered: 1994

Diploma Programme

Research suggests many benefits to choosing the DP. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

Age range: 16-19
First offered: 1968

Career-related Programme

The CP is a framework of international education addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education. It leads to further/higher education apprenticeships or employment.

Age range: 16-19
First offered: 2012

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