Information about the IB
Then and Now.....
The International Baccalaureate (IB) was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation.
A group of talented, forward-thinking teachers at the International School of Geneva, with assistance from several other international schools, created the IB Diploma Programme. What started life as a single programme for internationally mobile students preparing for university, has today grown into three programmes for students aged 3 to 19.
The programme in the early days consisted of a common pre-university curriculum and a common set of external examinations for students in schools throughout the world, seeking to provide students with a truly international education. Although the first IB schools were predominantly private international schools, they included a very small number of private national institutions and schools belonging to state education departments. This has changed over the years and today over half of all IB World Schools (authorised to offer one or more of our programmes) are state schools.
IB Diploma students now number more than 750,000 in 132 countries around the world.
Students take written examinations at the end of the programme, which are marked by external IB examiners. Students also complete assessment tasks in school which are either marked by teachers and then moderated by external moderators or sent directly to external examiners.
Further information is available at www.ibo.org