1. It increases academic opportunity

Research* shows that DP graduates are much more likely to be enrolled at top higher education institutions than entrants holding other qualifications.

2. IB students care about more than just results

Through creativity, action, service (CAS) you learn outside the classroom and develop emotionally and ethically as well as intellectually.

3. It encourages you to become a confident and independent learner

For example, the extended essay requires independent research through an in-depth study.

4. It’s an international qualification

The DP is recognized globally by universities and employers.

5. Graduates are globally minded

Language classes encourage an international mindset, key for increasingly globalized societies.

6. The IB encourages critical thinking

Learn how to analyse and evaluate issues, generate ideas and consider new perspectives.

7. DP students have proven time management skills

Take good study habits and strong time management to further education and the working world.

8. It assesses more than examination techniques

Learn to understand, not just memorize facts or topics and prepare for exams.

9. Subjects are not taught in isolation

Theory of knowledge (TOK) classes encourage you to make connections between subjects.

10. It encourages breadth and depth of learning

You are able to choose courses from six subject groups and study subjects at different levels.

*Based on IB research