The value of an IB Education
Stanford's Assistant Dean of Admissions
Debra von Bargen is no stranger to the value of the IB Diploma Programme having worked with many IB graduates in her role at Stanford University. In this video she discusses the value of the programme from the standpoint of the Assistant dean of Admissions and parent.
According to Mrs von Bargen, the IB Programme:
- Expand the student's way of thinking
- Hones linguistic skills
- Selective institutions like Stanford perceive IB students as strongly prepared and capable of dealing with the curriculum offered by Universities.
The benefits of The IBDP
IB Students are exposed to rigorous academics and a holistic education.
There are many benefits to students taking the IB Diploma programme.
Here are some of the benefits:
- Increased depth of knowledge
- Enhanced self development
- The understanding of knowledge.
These and other benefits make IB students desirable applicants for top tier universities.
You can see more of these benefits here
TOK and CAS
TOK and CAS form part of The CORE of the IB Diploma programme.
TOK, CAS and the extended essay are the three elements that differentiate the IB Diploma Programme from other final high school qualifications.
To obtain the IB Diploma and reap the full benefits of the programme, one must complete each of these subjects.
Through these modules students will:
- Expand their cultural understanding
- Enhance their university preparedness
- Encounter real world problems
Click here for more detailed information on the TOK and CAS.
Bilingual IB Diploma
A bilingual diploma that prepares you for the international stage.
In a highly internationalised world universities and companies may favour students who are bilingual or even multilingual.
Find out here how ebica can help you attain a Bilingual Diploma here:
Subject choices are important.
The IB DP has a variety of subject areas including languages (first and second languages), mathematics, sciences, individuals and societies (humanities) and the arts.
Each subject has a coursework component and includes external assessments/examinations that are taken at the end of the 2nd year.
IBDP students are also required to complete the three core components – the Theory of Knowledge course, Creativity-Activity-Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE).
It is important to note that not each school offers all of the subjects available under the IB Diploma programme.
Ebica has a range of interesting subjects on offer: